Bhola, May 27: One person was shot dead and 40 others injured at Rajapur under the Bhola district as police opened fire during clashes with locals.
The deceased was identified as Noman Jamaddar.
Locals and police said ruling Awami League’s chairman candidate Mizanur Rahman filed a total of 12 cases against 200 leaders and supporters of AL rebel candidate Rezaul Haque Mithu who won the recently held union parishad election.
On Thursday at 7:00pm, police carried out a raid to nab Rezaul’s men. Mizanur’s supporters helped police to catch one of Rezaul’s supporters and villagers then clashed with police.
Rezaul’s supporters, however, claimed that three of their men were killed in police firing.