Police-BGB firing leaves 5 dead in Pirojpur
Pirojpur: At least five people were killed in police-BGB firing during a post-election clash in Dhanishapa union of Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur on Tuesday evening.
The deceased are Shahadat, Sahel, Quamrul, Solaiman and Belal, reports UNB.
Executive Magistrate Kazi Ziaul Baset said a group of around 700 people, equipped with local weapons, intercepted the presiding officer in the area at about 8:30pm when, he under the escort of police and Border Guard Bangladesh members, was returning to the UNO office from Dhanishapa Degree College centre with election result sheets after the union council polls.
‘The mob tried to swoop on the presiding officer and snatch the result sheet,’ he said.
As he tried to prevent them, they also attacked him, the magistrate added.
Later, magistrate Baset ordered the law enforcers to fire gunshots in order to bring the situation under control.
Police and BGB members then fired 29 bullets, Baset added.
Police super Walid said three people were killed on the spot.
Later, two of the injured succumbed to their injuries at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, said the officer-in-charge of Mathbaria Police Station.
BGB Major Mozammel Haque said he heard that several people were killed in the incident.