Additional forces deployed to maintain law and order

An Awami League activist was killed in post-polls violence that broke out in the Nazirpur Hatpara area of Hemayetpur union in Pabna Sadar on Tuesday evening.

The deceased was identified as Shamim Hossain, 40, a supporter of the defeated Awami League candidate in Hemayetpur and son of Nur Ali Pramanik of Nazirpur Hatpara.

According to locals, Manjurul Islam alias Madhu, the defeated chairman candidate who had the Awami League electoral symbol (boat), was having tea with his supporters at a tea stall where independent candidate Tariqul Islam Nilu Kha, along with his supporters including son Imran, arrived and started firing indiscriminately.

Shamim Hossain was shot dead on the spot.

Pabna Sadar Circle ASP Roknuzzaman said Shamim was taken to the hospital but the doctor on duty could only declare him dead.

Additional forces have been deployed in the area in the wake of the attack.

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