Police lodge case over clash

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 28 Nov 2016, 12:34:07 | Updated : 28 Nov 2016, 12:40:48

Prohibition on rallies at Mymensingh's Fulbarhia, police start case over clash

Authorities at Mymensingh's Fulbarhia Upazila have prohibited all kinds of rallies and gatherings after the deaths of two during Sunday's clash.

Fulbarhia police OC Rifaat Bin Razib said prohibitory orders under Section 144 has been imposed until further notice in the Fulbarhia municipality.

A teacher and a pedestrian died on Sunday during a clash between police and demonstrators who have been demanding the nationalisation of Fulbarhia Degree College.

Those who died are the college's botany teacher Abul Kalam Azad and 70-year-old Safar Ali.

The college's Professor SM Abul Hashem, who is heading a committee to press for the demand for the nationalisation, said they died when police charged at protesters with batons.

Police, however, blame the demonstrators for the clash. It initiated a case late on Sunday over attack on police and for causing obstruction to performing government duty.

OC Razib said they have accused 300 to 400 unidentified persons. Any case is yet to be filed over the deaths, he said, according to a news agency.


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