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Munshiganj post-polls clash leaves 1 dead
Observer Online Desk
Published :Sunday, 12 June, 2016,  Time : 10:23 AM  View Count : 34
Munshiganj: A teenage boy was shot to death and two others were injured during a clash between supporters of a newly elected councilor and a defeated candidate of Munshiganj municipality on Saturday night.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Jony,17.

Superintendent of Police Biplob Bijoy Talukder said, there had been a longstanding dispute between the supporters of elected councilor Jakir Hossain of the ward- 9 of the municipality and defeated councilor candidate Wahiduzzaman Babul.

As a sequel to the enmity, an altercation ensued between the two groups at night.

At one stage, both the groups exchanged fire, leaving the trio injured.

They were rushed to Munshiganj General Hospital where doctors declared Jony dead.

Injured Manik Sarkar,30, and Kalu Bepari,31, were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Of information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.

Police also arrested one Apu along with three pistols and five magazines from the spot.


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