Shibir activist killed in Sirajganj ‘gunfight’

Shibir activist killed in Sirajganj ‘gunfight’

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An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir was killed in a ‘gunfight’ at Dhanbandhi in Sadar upazila early Monday amid the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal, enforced by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the execution of condemned war criminal M Kamaruzzaman.The deceased was identified as Anisur Rahman Anis, 19, son of Jahangir Alam, a resident of Goihatta village in Ullapara upazila, Sirajganj and an activist of the local unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir.Officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station Habibul Islam said police fired shots at Shibir activists as they hurled crude bombs towards them during a drive in Dhanbandi area around 12:30am, leaving Anis critically injured.He was rushed to Sadar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 5:45am.A case was filed. -UNB, Sirajganj

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