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1,300 sued over Pirojpur polls violence

Sumel Sarker

Pirojpur polls violence

1,300 sued over Pirojpur polls violence

24 March 2015, Nirapad News: Police in Pirojpur have filed a case over violence on day of UP polls at Matthbarhia Upazila, which left five people killed.

The case accuses 1,300 unidentified people of poll centre takeover, ballot snatching and obstruction of government duties, says Matthbarhia police OC Khandaker Mustafizur Rahman.

Police said that supporters of Awami League candidate besieged the polling centre at the Dhanisafa Degree College during vote counting.

They did not leave despite several calls by the police.

The law enforces opened fire to disperse them when three died on the spot, while two other died later at a hospital.

The district administration and police have opened separate inquiries over the incident.

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