Some 20 people, including police personnel, were injured yesterday in clashes between garment factory workers and law enforcers in Fatullah BSCIC Industrial city.
Police and workers said about 4,500 workers had been agitated since Tuesday demanding a raise. Workers found a notice at the factory gate yesterday, saying helpers will get Tk 8,300 per month and operators Tk 9,500, and only those willing to work at this pay would be allowed to enter factory premises. Some workers entered the factory and started ransacking it around 10am, while others protested in front of the gate.
Police came to the spot and brought the situation under control by 1pm.
Factory worker Bubli Begum died from a cardiac arrest during the commotion, presumably caused by fear and shock, according to Dr Tahmina of Narayanganj 300 Bed Hospital.
Sub-inspector (SI) Mehedi of Industrial Police-4 said eight policemen were injured as workers threw bricks at them.