Army men throw out supporters of Awami League-backed chairman candidate, Mostofa Talukdar, from Motlob Degree College Polling Centre in Motlob South upazila of Chandpur Thursday morning. The supporters forcefully occupied the centre during upazila elections. Photo: Star
At least five voters were injured, one critically, when miscreants hurled crude bombs on their way to cast vote in Gangni upazila of Meherpur this morning.
Meanwhile, a policeman was injured as voters attack the law enforcers while they were trying to resist some unruly voters from entering a polling centre in Gopalganj Sadar upazila.
Injured Saminul Islam is a constable of Armed Police Battalion (APBn).
He is now out of danger and was undergoing treatment at Gopalganj Sadar Hospital, police said.
The incidents took place when voting in 115 upazilas of the country is going on.
Voting in both the upazilas however is continuing without any interruption, police said.
Earlier on February 19, first-phase upazila polls held in 97 upazilas of the country where BNP took lead.
Miscreants hurled six crude bombs on a group of seven to eight voters who were going to Keshabnagar Primary School polling centre to cast their votes around 8:45am, said Masudul Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gangni Police Station.
Four to five miscreants conducted the attack at Bholadanga village stopping a rickshaw-van by which the voters were going to the polling centre, witnesses added.
Basir Uddin, 30, who received severe splinter injuries in his abdomen and legs, was undergoing treatment at a private clinic in Meherpur, reports our Kushtia correspondent.
Duty doctors stated his condition as critical, police said.
A police man came under attack by unruly voters in Gopalganj Sadar upazila, said Sub-inspector (SI) Sumon Bhokto, also the in-charge of Boultoli police investigation centre.
The voters attacked the law enforcers deployed on Bongram Dakkhinpara Primary School polling centre when they tried to resist around 25 voters from entering the centre en masse, the SI said.
Enraged by the bar, the voters engaged in an altercation with the law enforcers and at one stage, they swooped on the lawmen, leaving Saminul injured.
Saminul sustained injuries in his head as the attackers beat him with sticks, the SI added.