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At Least 46 People Killed in Bangladesh after Sayedee Was Sentenced to Death
By Ataur Rahman
Bangladesh Correspondent
Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee

DHAKA — At least 46 people including cops were killed and over 100 injured in clashes erupted in 15 districts immediately after Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee had been sentenced to death on Thursday.

Banglanews district correspondents report: Two people were killed in Sirajganj, six in Rangpur, one in Natore, five in Noakhali, two in Dinajpur, two in Dhaka, three in Moulvibazar, two in Cox’s Bazar, six killed in Gaibandha, five in Satkhira, three killed in Chittagong, one in Bogra, one in Rajshahi, two killed in Chapainawabganj and five people were killed in Thakurgaon district in Jamaat-BNP clashes with cops. Besides, law enforcers also held over 167 Jamaat-BNP activists from different areas of the country for their alleged involvement in clashes. Dhaka: Jamaat-Shibir men cut vein of a youth in Keraniganj of the district in the afternoon. One elderly man was killed in bomb blast in city’s Mirpur.

Chittagong: At least two people including a cop were killed and 30 others injured as Jamaat-Shibir went into berserk in Satkania, Bashkhali and Lohagora upazila of the district in the afternoon.

Sirajganj: Two people were killed and 20 others sustained bullet injuries in an hour-long clash between law enforcers and Jamaat-Shibir activists in Chandidasgati area of the district in the morning.

Rangpur: At least six people were killed and 30 others injured in a clash between law enforcers and Jamaat-Shibir activists in the district in the afternoon.

Natore: Jamaat-Shibir men slaughtered an activist of ruling Awami League and attacked seven cops as post-verdict violence.

Noakhali: At least five people were killed and 20 others including cops injured in Jamaat-Shibir-cop clashes in Dotterhat and Rajganj of Noakhali district.

Dinajpur: At least two people were killed and 10 others injured, including two police men, in separate clashes between police and Jamaat-Shibir activists at Dosmail and Chirirbandar upazila of the district on Thursday.

Moulvibazar: At least three Jamaat-Shibir activists were killed and 10 others including police injured in a clash in Kathaltoli Bazar under Borolekha upazila of the district in the afternoon.

Cox’s Bazar: Two persons were killed and few others injured in a clash between Jamaat-Shibir and cops in Cox’s Bazar in the afternoon.

Thakurgaon: At least five people, including Jamaat-Shibir men, were killed as cops and BGB personnel opened fire to disperse the activists of the party in the afternoon.

Satkhira: Five Shibir men were killed and 20 others including cops injured in a Shibir-cop clash in the district town in the afternoon.

Gaibandha: At least six people including two cops were killed and five others injured in a clash between Jamaat-cops in Sundarganj of the district in the afternoon. Chapainawabganj: Two people including an engineer were killed during a clash with police in the district in the afternoon.

Bogra: One Shibir activist was killed and 50 others including cops injured in fierce clashes in the district.

Rajshahi: A Shibir man was killed and 14 others including police personnel injured in Shibir-Chhatra League-cop clash in Bagha upazila of the district in the afternoon. Jamaat-Shibir men went into berserk soon after International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 led by ATM Fazle Kabir sentenced Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to death for his involvement in
crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.

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Mr. Ataur Rahman serves as Bangladesh Correspondent for The Seoul Times. He earned his Master of Commerce degree from Dhaka University in 1985. Mr. Rahman has vast journalistic experience including his stints at "The Daily Janata" and "The Dainik Bangla."






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