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Clash with Cops

Shibir activist killed in Dinajpur

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Our Correspondent, Dinajpur

An activist of pro-Jamaat student organisation Islami Chhatra Shibir, who sustained injuries in a clash with police in Chirirbandar of Dinajpur, died last night.
Mojaheed succumbed to his injuries around 9:00pm on his way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. He received rubber bullets during the clash, Matiur Rahman, secretary general of Jamaat's Dinajpur town unit, told The Daily Star.
He is the son of Khansama upazila Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ataur Rahman, added Matiur.
The clash ensued when police intercepted a procession brought out by Jamaat-Shibir supporters at Ranirbandar Bazar near Dinajpur-Dhaka highway around 6:15pm.
The law enforcers fired at least 15 tear gas canisters and 10 rounds of rubber bullets to disperse the activists, police said. The clash left at least 15 people injured including Mojaheed.
In response, the activists pelted brickbats at the police, said Md Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chirirbandar Police Station.
Due to the clash, traffic movement between Dinajpur and other districts halted for around three hours until 9:00pm.
Police detained 10 Jamaat-Shibir supporters from the spot, but later released them, said the OC.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel have been deployed in the area following Mojaheed's death.

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