Man killed and at least 40 injured during clash between BNP men and police in Bhola

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Published: 7/31/2022 7:15:10 AM

A man was killed and at least 40 were injured during a clash between BNP men and police in Bhola Sadar upazila this afternoon.

The identity of the deceased could not be verified immediately.

However, on its verified Facebook page, BNP identified the deceased as Abdul Rahim Shahadat, a Jubo Dal activist. The party said he was killed in "police attack on BNP activists" protesting load shedding and mismanagement in the energy sector.

Nirupam Sarker, resident medical officer of Bhola Sadar Hospital, said a man died after people rushed him to hospital.

Around 40 others are being treated at the hospital, he said.

Sub-inspector Nasir Hossain, duty officer of Bhola Sadar Police Station, said they heard that one person died following a clash. Police personnel were sent to hospital to confirm it.

The SI claimed BNP men from a procession attacked police leading to the clash, leaving at least eight police personnel injured.

BNP is holding demonstrations in city and district headquarters protesting the ongoing load shedding and "mismanagement" in the energy sector.

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