UP elections end with reports of violence, 2 killed
Published : Monday, 21 June, 2021 at 4:01 PM Count : 244
Elections to some 204 Union Parishad and by-polls to Laxmipur-2 ended on Monday afternoon amid some violence and untoward incidents.
Two people were killed and at least 13 were injured in Bhola, Barishal and Patuakhali during the election.
In Bhola, Monir Hossain, 25, was shot to death in a clash between two candidates' group outside a polling centre in Char Fasson upazila.
Three others were also injured in the clash incident.
A clash ensued between the followers of member candidates Yasin Majhi and Yusuf Sikder outside the centre over vote that left Monir dead on the scene, Shahsibhushan Police Station OC Lotikul Islam said.
At one stage to take the situation under control, police and BGB fired gun shots.
In Barishal, elderly man Mouji Ali Mridha, 65, died in cocktail blast outside Kamalapur Government Primary School centre.
In Patuakhali, at least 10 people including a chairman candidate were injured in an attack while the supporters of boat symbol tried to occupy a centre in Bauphal upazila.
Witnesses said the followers of the boat symbol attacked some agents of spectacle symbol for occupying the centre. The attackers hacked the agents indiscriminately.
Later, additional police and RAB members took the situation uner control.
Spectacle symbol chairman candidate Mohiuddin Lavlu alleged, "After the incident, my agents have been driven away from the polling centre."