2 people were shot dead by the police during Jamaat enforced hartal in Pabna. The clash between police and pro-hartal picketers took place at Bangabaria in Pabna Sadar upazila on Saturday mornings. The picketers vandalized at least 40 cars. The deceased were identified as Alal Amin (20) and Sirajul Islam (23).
Addition police super of Pabna district informed that police tried to stop the activists from occupying Dhaka-Pabna highway. The Jamaat-Shibir men then launched an attack on police. The police at first fired teargas shells to disperse the crowd but when the situation went out of control, they opened fire.
14 people were injured and a police man was hit by a bullet.
Jamaat called the eight-hour shutdown on Friday as Awami League activists vandalised the former’s Doibazar office in the town. The attack was in response to Jamaat’s vandalism of the ‘gonojagoron moncho’ and AL’s district office.