BBaria, Sorail, Bangladesh::
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured as anti-Modi Islamists clashed with police and BGB members at Nandanpur of Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila.
According to sources, clash erupted around 6pm when the protesters assembled at Nandanpur Bazar for holding a protest rally.
They carried out an attack on police and BGB members, when the law enforcers tried to obstruct them.
At one stage, police and BGB members opened fire to disperse them. Some protesters sustained bullet-injuries during the clash.
When they were taken to Brahmanbaria General Hosptial after rescue, doctors declared three of them dead, while two more succumbed to their injuries later.
The deceased were identified as Juru Alam, 35, son of Abdul Latif Miyan; Badal Miya, 24, son of Dabir Miyan; Sujon Miya, 22, son of Juru Ali; Kawsar, 25; and Jubayer 22.
Abdullah Al Mamun, duty doctor of the hospital, told The Business Standard that the three were taken to the hospital dead. The injured are in critical condition.
Contacted, Brahmanbari Superintendent of Police Mohammad Anisur Rahman told media that he was on the spot and somehow managed to leave with fellow policemen during the clash.
He also revealed that many people were injured in the clash, but he was not aware of the deaths.
Earlier on Friday, four Hefazat-e-Islam activists were killed, and dozens injured when several hundreds of them clashed with cops in Chattogram’s Hathazari. They attacked and vandalised a police station during the clash.
Hefazat-e-Islam and some other Islamist groups have been demonstrating in Dhaka, Chattogram, Brahmanbaria and some other districts against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.