A 12-year-old child was shot dead and 10 were injured as the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, clashed with police in Sirajganj Sadar upazila during the Jamaat-enforced countrywide hartal today.
The identity of the dead victim could not be known immediately, reports our Pabna correspondent quoting Habibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station.
The clash ensued when police resisted a group of Jamaat-Shibir men, who was picketing at Bahuli Bazar at noon, the OC said.
The activists pelted brick chips at the law enforcer, forcing them to fire bullets from shotguns and teargas shells, the police official said.
The OC confirmed the death of the boy during the clash but he did not elaborate on how he was killed.
Nurul Islam, second officer of the police station, sustained injuries during the clash, he ...