Friday, 9 December, 2022

Infant’s death in Thakurgaon UP polls violence; 3 cases filed

THAKURGAON: Three cases have been filed against 800 people over violence centering Bachor UP polls results  in Ranisankail Upazila of Thakurgaon when a nine-month old was shot dead in ‘police firing’.

The first case was filed on Saturday afternoon against 350 anonymous people at the police station upon receiving a complaint from the presiding officer of the polling center Md Khatibar Rahman, said Thakurgaon Superintendent of Police Md Jahangir Hossain, reports UNB.

On Wednesday night, Thakurgaon sadar police station ASI Bilash Chandra Roy lodged another case against 150-200 unnamed people on charges of obstructing cops from performing their duties and attacking them at the polling centre.

Ranisankail Police Station ASI Ahadul Zaman  filed the third case on the same night against 200-250 unnamed people over besieging the police station.

On Wednesday evening, when results of Bachor UP election were announced at VF Junior High School polling center, supporters of a defeated candidate attacked police.

At one point of the clash police fired bullets to take control of the situation. Unfortunately Suraiya Akter Asha, who was on her mother’s lap at that time, was shot in the head.

After the incident, enraged locals besieged some police members including Officer-in-Charge of Ranisankail police station SM Zahid Iqbal for few hours at Khutiatuli area.

Later additional police members rescued them and sent two cops to hospital.

On Thursday, a three-member probe body was formed by Thakurgaon district administration over the incident with district magistrate Ramkrishna Barman as its head and additional superintendent of police Mirza Tarek and district election officer Saiful Islam as members.

The committee was asked to submit a report within seven days.