Election officer among 6 shot dead in Rangamati
Six people including an election officer and law enforcement persons were killed in a gun attack on their vehicle in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati hill district on Monday evening.
The incident took place when election officers, accompanied by law enforcement people, were returning to headquarters on completion of voting in the upazila.
At least 20 people were injured with bullets in the attack.
The dead include M Amir Hossain, assistant presiding officer of a polling centre at Kanglak and a teacher of Kishaloy Govt Primary School, and VDP members M Al Amin, Bilkis, Sohel and Mihir Kanti Dutta, according to a UNB report that quoted superintendent of police M Alamgir Kabir.
Unidentified miscreants reportedly opened fire on the vehicle in Noymile area around 6:00pm when the election officials were coming back after counting votes at the polling centre.
Members of Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh rushed in, brought the victims with the help of locals to the upazila health complex.