Jhenidah, Bangladesh (BBN)- An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, was killed and five including three law enforcers were injured as blockade supporters clashed with policemen in Kotchandpur upazila headquarter on the first day of the opposition’s nationwide 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Israil Hossain,18, a local activist of Jamaat’s student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir.
Witnesses said when some blockade supporters were picketing at the bus stand area in the town police chased them, triggering a clash in the morning. At one stage, police opened fire on the opposition activists to disperse them, leaving Israil Hossain dead on the spot, according to reports.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18-party alliance called a daylong hartal in Kochandpur and Moheshpur upazilas for Sunday protesting the killing.
The BNP -led opposition alliance on Friday night announced another spell of nationwide 72-hour road, railway and waterways blockade demanding non political polls time government and unconditional release of its top leaders.
At least 21 people were killed in the first three-day spells of the opposition’s blockade that ended on Friday morning.
BBN/SSR/SI-30Nov13-12:29 pm (BST)