5 hurt as Ctg factory guards ‘fire’ on road crash protesters

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked for 2hrs
Five people are injured when security guards of a steel mill allegedly opened fire during a demonstration in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on Monday, March 28, 2016. Photo: STAR

Five people were injured when security guards of a steel mill allegedly opened gunfire during a demonstration following a death in a road crash in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong this morning.

Locals blocked Dhaka-Chittagong highway for two hours till 2:00pm protesting the incident, our Chittagong correspondent reports quoting Riad Mahmud, inspector (investigation) of Sitakunda Police Station.

Sumon, 28, a worker of Kabir Steel Ltd, was run over by a vehicle of his own factory at Gamartol around 8:00am, said Saleh Ahmed Pathan, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia Highway Police Station.

Hearing the news, locals along with the victim’s relatives demonstrated in front of the factory at Gamartol around 11:00am.

When the protesters tried to vandalise the factory, the security guards of the mill allegedly opened fire that left five people injured, Shahnaj Akhter, one of the victims, told the correspondent.

The four other injured are Shanaj Akhter, 25, Delwar, 22, Munna, 22, Osman, 22, and Nurnabi, 20, all from Gamartol area in the upazila. The victims were rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

The inspector confirmed the firing incident.


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