Lalmonirhat 5 detained in connection with death of laber leader killed in BNP strike

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Although no case has been filed in connection with the death of labor leader Jahangir Alam (35) in the BNP attack in Lalmonirhat, the police have arrested 5 people.

This information was confirmed by Sadar Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Omar Farooq at around 12 noon on Monday (October 30).  Earlier on Sunday (October 29) at noon, he died while undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.  He was injured in an attack by BNP during the strike at Mahendranagar railway gate of Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila on the same day morning.

Deceased Jahangir Alam Lalmonirhat is the son of Azizar Rahman of Berpanga village of Gokunda Union of Sadar Upazila.  He is the propaganda secretary of Load Unload Sramik Union and a member of Jubo League.

Police and locals said that the workers were going to work in a block brick kiln in Mahendranagar Bazar like every day on Sunday morning.  At that time, when they reached the Mahendranagar Railgate area, BNP leaders and activists attacked them in the hartal dispute.  On receiving the information, the police went and dispersed the BNP by firing a few rounds of short gun fire.  Later, 4 injured people were rescued in bloody condition and sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.  Jahangir Alam died there in the afternoon while under treatment.

Doctors have referred the other injured workers Raju and Bablu to Dhaka as their condition is alarming.

Even after 24 hours of this incident, no case has been filed.  However, Sadar Thana police arrested 5 people suspiciously.  A total of 14 people have been arrested by the police in connection with the attack and vandalism in various places of the district in support of the strike.

In this regard, Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Omar Farooq said that no case has been filed so far in connection with Jahangir’s death in connection with the hartal clash.  However, 5 people have been detained suspiciously.

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