4 kill in Jamalpur poll violence

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Jamalpur, May 28: At least four persons were killed and 15 other injured on Saturday in a poll violence between Awami League (AL)-backed candidate and its rebel candidate in district’s Dewanganj upazila.

The deceased were identified as Nure Alam (65), Majed (13), Ziaur Rahman (35), son of Nurul Islam, and Nabirul (14).

The clash took place at Khutirchar Government Primary School polling centre of Bahadurpur Union.

Sub-inspector (SI) of Dewanganj police station Abdul Hannan said an AL backed chairman candidate tried to occupy the polling centre in the morning but the rebel chairman candidate obstructed to do it that triggered a fierce clash.

Police opened fire and charged baton to bring the situation under control.

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