BNP activist shot dead in NatoreNew Age Online
A BNP activist was shot dead during a clash between BNP and Awami League supporters at the East diversion intersection on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Natore during opposition’s blockade and hartal programme Monday morning, police said.
The victim’s was identified as Suja, 25, hailed from Kandivita area in Natore.
The AL activists brought out an anti-hartal procession from Press Club while BNP activists brought out a procession from the opposite direction.
While two processions reached the intersection, the activists of both the parties locked into clash, witnesses and police said.
General secretary of BNP in Natore Aminul Haque said Suja was shot dead and four other sustained bullet injuries as the AL activists fired bullets at around 11:30 am.
Police superintendent in Natore Nahid Hossain confirmed the death of the BNP man during clash.
Injured persons were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for better treatment, he added.
District BNP and Dulu Mukti Parishad had called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Natore on Monday protesting the arrest of BNP leader Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu.
On December 8, 2012, Dulu was arrested from his Alaipur residence in Natore town in connection with a 'gunfight' that left a Jubo League leader killed.
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