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4 killed as locals clash with police in Bhola

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At least four people were killed and over 100 received bullet injury as locals clashed with police in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday morning.

At least four people were killed and over 100 received bullet injury as locals clashed with police in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola on Sunday morning.

Police had to fire rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

Contacted, Superintendent of Police in Bhalo, Sorkar Md Kaiser confirmed the deaths of people and said their identities could not be known.

According to witnesses, the clash ensued around 11:30am when a group of people brought out a procession in Borhanuddin Bazar protesting a Facebook post of a youth from Hindu community, which they found to have been hurtful to religious sentiments.

At one stage, the protesters became violent, prompting the law-enforcers to get into action.

On information, a team of Border Guard Bangladesh was heading towards the spot via helicopter to tackle the situation.

“Additional law enforcers were sent to the spot after the unexpected incident took place. We will carry out an inquiry and take steps afterwards,” said Deputy Inspector General of Barishal Range Police Shafiqul Islam.

 

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