Election violence claims 17 lives so far


Monday, 31 December, 2018 01:46:19 am

Opposition and ruling party activists are being killed in election violence across Bangladesh, and until last reported, 17 persons were killed across the country so far.


One Oikyafront supporter Mujib, 35, has been killed in Chandina in police firing during what law enforcers say snatching ballots from voting centres.

The incident took place at Pashchim Belashwar voting centre, under Cumilla-7 constituency. Local LDP candidate has stated him as a supporter of Oikyafront.

Chandina Police Station Officer-in-Charge Abu Foysol Mia has confirmed the casualty.

Another BNP supporter Bachcchu Mia, 45, was killed in Awami League attack at Murgon voting centre, under Cumilla-10, our local correspondent reports.

Nangolcoat Ploice Station Sub-Inspector Aminul Islam has confirmed of the clash. But, an official confirmation into the casualty is still awaiting.


A tripartite clash between Awami League, BNP and supporters of ‘candle’ symbol locked in clashes in Patiya, leaving 18-year-old Abu Sadek dead.

Our local staff correspondent quotes Additional Superintendent of Police Afruzul Haque Tutu to confirm the casualty. `He fell in the middle of the clash and died.’

The incident took place around 10:00am at Pashchim Maliapara, under Chattogram-12. Any political affiliation of the deceased could not be ascertained.



Another Jatiya Party activist Ahmed Kabir, 55, was killed after being attacked in Bashkhali, around 3:00am, in Chattogram-16.

According to Jatiya Party source, police attacked some presiding officers in Banskhali and killed their party men at 3:00am at Boroitola Area of Banskhali.

However, officer in-charge of Banskhali Police Station Kamal Hossain said, Ahmed Kabir died in a clash, in which four policemen got injured as well.


BNP men said to have attacked and killed an Awami League supporter, Merajuddin, 22, in Pakuria High School in Mohonpur, Rajshahi-3 around 10:30am.

Our local staff correspondent quotes Rajshahi Additional SP Abdur Razzaque Khan to confirm the casualty and the attack on him.


A general voter died during tension between supporters of Awami League and BNP in Sohogram Government Primary School, under Dinajpur-2 around 12noon.

The victim was an elderly Kina Mohammad, 65.

Our local correspondent quotes Birolpur Police Station OC Golam Rosul to confirm the casualty. `He fell between a chase and counter-chase and died in heart attack’


A local leader of Jubo League, the youth front of Awami League, was killed in a clash with BNP activists at a polling centrein Kaukhali upazila of Rangamati this morning.

Deceased Md Basir Uddin, 32, was Jubo League general secretary of Gagra union unit, Manjurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kaukhali Police Station, told our local correspondent.

As a sequel to the altercation, BNP men attacked Bashir and one of his followers leaving them critically injured. He died on the way to Chattogram Medical College Hospital.


An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Md Abdullah, 23, was killed in clashes with BNP activists in Pekua upazila’s Rajakhali Matobbar Para centre, under Cox’s Bazar-1, around 12noon.

Our local correspondent quotes Pekua Police Station Inspector Md Mizanur Rahman to confirm the casualty and upazila’s Awami League General Secretary Abul Kashem to confirm his party affiliation.

Pekua Upazila Health Complex Doctor Mujibur Rahman said Abdullah bled to death after being hacked indiscriminately. Three others were critically injured and sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital.


One Awami League supporter Azizul Haque, 28, killed during a clash with BNP at Baghail Government Primary School, under Bogura-4.

Our correspondent quotes Kahalu Police Station Oc Showkot Kabir to confirm the casualty.


A member of law enforcement agency was killed by activists of Jamaat and Shibir in Tulatuli Government Primary School, under Noakhali-3 constituency.

The deceased was identified as Nurunnabi, a member of Ansar force. He was killed in clashes that took place around 12:50pm.

Our local correspondent quotes district police SP Ilias Sharif to confirm the casualty from Begumganj upazila.


An Awami League polling agent MD Milon was found dead after a clash between Awami League and supporters of independent candidate in Kunderpara Government Primary School, under Narsingdi-3, around 12.30pm.


An Awami League activists Liakat Ali, 44, was killed in clashes with BNP in Harian High School voting centre, under Gazipur-2 in Sadar upazila.

Soumir Sutradhar, OC of Gazipur Sadar Police Station, told our local correspondent that BNP activists hacked him to death during clashes outside the centre.

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