An eight-year old boy was killed in police firing during a clash between police and opposition activists at Buhuli Bazar in Sadar upazila on Monday, the third day of the opposition’s nationwide 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade.
The deceased was identified as Alamgir Hossain Sumon, son of Anwar Hossain of Buhuli village of the upazila.
Habibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said some BNP and Jamaat-Shibir activists tried put barricade on the road. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse the Jamaat activists who were trying to block vehicular movement through a key road in Sirajganj by placing logs on the road. The Jamaat activists responded by throwing stones.
News reports said that as police fired several rounds of live ammunition and rubber bullets to disperse the pickets, Sumon was rendered dead on the spot and 29 others were left injured. The injured were admitted to the local clinics.
Alamgir Hossain Sumon was a Shibir supporter and pictures show bullet injuries to the neck. This was a result of police firing into crowds at the body level. May Allah grant the bereaved family justice and the deceased the Jannah. We strongly protest this killing and demand justice now.