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Bangladesh: Election officer among seven shot dead at Rangamati

Bangladesh: Election officer among seven shot dead at Rangamati

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Mar 2019, 04:10 pm

Dhaka, Mar 18 (UNI): Seven people including an election officer and law enforcement persons were killed in a gun attack on their vehicle in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati hill district on Monday evening.

The incident took place when election officers, accompanied by law enforcement people, were returning to headquarters on completion of voting in the upazila.

At least 20 people were injured with bullets in the attack.

The dead include M Amir Hossain, assistant presiding officer of a polling centre at Kanglak and a teacher of Kishaloy Govt Primary School, and VDP members M Al Amin, Bilkis, Sohel and Mihir Kanti Dutta, according to superintendent of police M Alamgir Kabir.

Unidentified miscreants reportedly opened fire on the vehicle in Noymile area around 1800 hrs when the election officials were coming back after counting votes at the polling centre.

Members of Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh rushed in, brought the victims with the help of locals to the upazila health complex.