Bangladesh protest turns violent: DHAKA (AFP) – A protest over police enforcement of coronavirus restrictions in country Bangladesh turned terrible late Monday when a mob of demonstrators attacked a police station, with a minimum of three individuals fired, cops and a medical professional said.
The case occurred in the central town of Saltha in Faridpur district, where authorities said rumours had spread out that a man was injured in a cops sweep at a market focused on applying health and wellness steps to curb the spread of Covid-19, as instances surge across the country.
Hundreds of citizens required to the streets in anger. A group of them hurled blocks at a police station and also vandalised government offices in the town, torching a policeman s residence and also two autos belonging to government officials, cops stated.
“Police discharged in self-defence after they attacked the police station,” an authorities spokesman in Faridpur district told AFP. A 2nd authorities authorities, assessor Nur-a-Alam Fakir, verified the case.
Authorities did not provide any type of casualty figures, but Abdul Matin, a doctor at the emergency situation ward of the state-run Faridpur Medical University Hospital, stated 3 individuals were in crucial problem after enduring gunshot wounds.
“Among them was struck in his buttocks, another in his breast and also the 3rd person was fired in both legs,” he informed AFP.
Bangladesh on Monday set up a seven-day nationwide lockdown after coronavirus instance numbers reached record highs as well as fatalities increased in recent weeks.
On Sunday, at least 7,087 individuals checked positive for the infection, the highest possible everyday situation overall given that the virus was first spotted in the South Asian nation in March 2020.
All residential traveling solutions– consisting of buses, ferries, trains and also trips– have actually been suspended, as well as stores and also shopping centers will certainly be shut for a week. A nighttime time limit holds.
Numerous store owners opposed in the capital Dhaka over the lockdown, claiming it would disproportionately affect their companies.
2 police officers claimed supporters of the hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam joined the assault on the police headquarters at Saltha.
Tens of hundreds of Hefazat fans staged nationwide presentations against the browse through of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi late last month, which triggered fatal encounter authorities.
There was no immediate remark from Hefazat over police claims of their involvement in the occurrence in Saltha.