A pedestrian was killed and 12 others sustained bullet injuries during a clash between supporters of two rival councilor candidates in Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election in front of UCEP Technical School Polling centre.
The deceased was identified as Alauddin Alo (28), a construction worker.
He suffered bullet injuries in the head after he came in the middle of a "gunfight" in front of the centre at Jaothola in Khulsi area, said Alauddin Talukdar, assistant sub-inspector at Chattogram Medical College Hospital police outbox.
Alo was declared dead by on duty medical officer when he was brought at CMCH around 10 am, said Jahirul Islam, in charge of CMCH Police Camp.
The victim used to live in nearby Ambagan area with his family and he came out of his house in the morning, hearing news of the clash, ASI Alauddin said.
Meanwhile, voting started since 8:00 am today with low presence of voters.
Visiting Dr Khastagir Government Girls High School at Jamal Khan area around 9:00am, it was seen that some 10 voters were in the polling centre.
Around 50 activists holding the badge of AL supported councilor candidate Shaibal Das Suman in CCC ward no. 21 were seen outside the polling centre while no BNP agent was seen in the polling centre.
The same scenario prevailed at adjacent Shah Wali Ullah Institute polling centre. No agent of BNP nominated mayoral candidate was seen in any of four booths in the centre.
Asked, Bishwanath Biswas, presiding officer of the centre, said no agent of BNP mayoral candidate came to the centre to report to him.
Some four to five votes were cast in each of the booths.
A mobile court led by executive magistrate Enamul Hasan visited the centre. The magistrate dispersed the gathering of Shaibal Das' supporters but they returned as soon as the magistrate left the place.
Meanwhile, another person was stabbed at Jhaotola area.
The injured Abu Taher 32, is a supporter of AL backed councillor candidate Wasim Ahmed.
Taher was allegedly attacked by supporters of rebel AL candidate Mahmudul Islam from ward no. 13.