First day of 36-hr hartal: 1 killed, 51 injured

First day of 36-hr hartal: 1 killed, 51 injured


One person was killed, 51 were injured and 58 others held in stray violence during the first day of the 36-hour nationwide hartal called by BNP-led 18-party alliance on Wednesday.

Banglanews correspondents across the country, including the capital reports:

In capital: Police held 28 hartal supporters from different parts of the capital during the hartal hours.

In Jessore: A man was killed and two others were injured as a bus crushed into a roadside tea stall while trying to leave the spot in a hurry to avert picketers’ attack around 7:00am in Khajura bus stand area.

In Rajshahi: Around 19 people were injured in separate clashes between law enforcers and hartal supporters in different spots in the morning.

In Chandpur: Police held five people from different areas of the district while conducting pro-hartal activities during the hartal.

In Bogra: At least seven people were injured as a bus driver lost control over steering when picketers chased it around 6:30am near Bogra Sadar.

In Narayanganj: Five people were injured in sporadic clashes between the policemen and BNP workers in the morning.

In Sylhet: Three Chhatra Dal leaders were injured as police charged batons on them while they were picketing in Jindabazar area around 8:30am.

In Pirojpur: Police held 17 BNP leaders and activists when picketers vandalised a CNG-run auto rickshaw in Dhuppasha area around 10am.

In Bhola: At least 15 opposition activists were injured and another one was held in separate clashes with law enforcers on Wednesday morning in the town.

In Noakhali: Police nabbed 37 BNP and Jamaat-Shibir activists from different places for pro-hartal activities during hartal.

In Rajbari: Law enforcers picked up 19 BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men from different areas of the district during hartal.

Earlier, opposition BNP-led 18-party alliance called 36-hour countrywide hartal from Wednesday demanding immediate release of leaders and activists of the party and protesting “genocide” conducted by cops.

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