BCL man shot dead in factional clash
SYLHET July 17: An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League the ruling Awami League's student front was shot dead in a factional clash at Beanibazar Govt College here on Monday.
Sugyan Chakma, Additional Superintendent of Police, said clash between activists of BCL erupted at Beanibazar Govt College on Monday noon. The deceased was identified as Khaled Ahmad Litu, 23, an activist of the district unit BCL, police said.
Locals said supporters of BCL leader Pavel Mahmud and local Swechhasebok League leader Abul Kashem Pallab clashed with each other. Swechhasebok League is the Awami League's unit of volunteers.
Witnesses said Pavel along with some of his supporters were in a room of the college when the clash had occurred, a group of men barged in and opened fire.
Khaled Ahmed Litu, who suffered gunshot wounds, was rushed to the Beanibazar Government Hospital where the doctors declared him dead, said ASP Chakma.
He said additional forces have been deployed in the area following the incident. BCL leader Pavel and Swechhasebok League leader Pallab did not return several phone calls for comments.
According to Chandan Kumar Chakraborty, Officer-in-Charge of Beanibazar Police Station, Litu was inside a classroom of the college when he sustained bullet wounds around noon. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital. Police said they detained three persons from the spot in this connection.