Pro-hartal activists clashed with police and also blocked roads and railway tracks in different districts as the 36-hour hartal (shutdown) rolled into second day on Wednesday.
The BNP-led 18-party alliance called the shutdown protesting denial of bail to seven top BNP leaders.
The clash claimed life of a picket in Chapainawabganj.
At least 20 people were injured in a clash between hartal supporters and police in Rajshahi and Narayanganj.
Roads and railway tracks were blocked for an hour in Chandpur.
Pickets blocked a bridge on Chandpur-Matlab-Pennai road by felling logs and burning tyres at Kalibhangti in Sadar upazila around 6:00am.
They also set fire to tyres to block Chandpur-Commilla road at Babu Bazar.
Besides, the pro-hartal activists also set fire to railway tracks on Chandpur-Laksam route in front of Ghoramara housing project around 7:00am.
Later, police freed the roads and railway tracks removing the logs and burning tyres.
Police picked up two Shibir men from the town on charge of picketing, said Amir Zafar, superintendent of police in Chandpur.
Police resisted a procession of city BNP at Batarmor in the city in the morning.
They had to fire 20 rubber bullets and three teargas shells to dislodge the activists.
None was injured during the incident.
At least 10 persons, including two officials of Rapid Action Battalion, were injured in a clash between the activists of Jamaat-e-Islam and its student wing, Shibir, at Upar Rajarampur in the town.
Police fired several rounds of rubber bullets and lobbed teargas canisters to disperse the activists after they blasted several cocktails during the clash around 7:00am.
Injured Rab officials — Mohammad Aslam, assistant superintendent of police, and Mosharrof Hossain, an assistant sub-inspactor, of Rab-5 Rajshahi — received treatment at Chapainawabganj Adhunik Sadar Hospital, said Dr Shafiqul Islam, a medical officer of the hospital.
Police detained four persons from the spot, said Inspector Sayed Iqbal, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sadar Police Station.
Additional police and Border Guard Bangladesh deployed at different points including Upar Rajarampur in town to control the law and order situation.
Pickets blasted two cocktails on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Mohipal intersection in the morning.
Meanwhile, BNP men also set fire to two battery-run human haulers and vandalised a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and two rickshaws in front of GM Academy and Sadar Hospital in the town around 10:00pm Tuesday.
Police nabbed 16 alleged pickets from different part of the district from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, said Md Jahidul Islam, additional police superintendent (ASP) of Brahmanbaria.
Clashes between pro-hartal activists and police left 10 people injured in the city.
BNP and Jubo Dal activists blasted four crude bombs and vandalised five vehicles from a procession at Chashara College Road in the city around 6:00am.
Law enforcers charged batons and fired several rounds of rubber bullets when the pro-hartal activists hurled brick chips at police and tried to block local railway tracks, said Aktar Hossain, OC of Fatulla Model Police Station.
At least seven people including Maksudul Alam Khandaker and and Rana Mujib, convener and joint convener of city Jubo unit were injured in the clash.
Al Mamun, secretary general of ward-17 Jubo Dal unit, was picked up from the spot.
Another three pro-hartal activists were injured during a clash with police in Hajiganj area around 6:30am while they were setting fire on tyres on the roads and vandalising vehicles.
Two unidentified motorcyclists hurled five homemade bombs at Kanozbari in the town targeting a police-carrying pickup van but none was injured.
Pro-hartal activists vandalised a human hauler in Enayetbazar area of the city around 7:30am, leaving one pedestrian injured, said Mirza Saiem Mahmud, assistant commissioner of Kotwali of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP).
Picketers vandalised three CNG-run auto-rickshaws at Kazir Dewri intersection and Bakalia.
Picketers also blasted five cocktails in Kazir Dewri, Love Lane and MA Aziz Stadium areas during hartal hours.
The 18-party alliance however curtailed the hartal in the city considering the 104th wrestling competition Jabbar-er Boli Khela and Baishakhi Mela”.