Four more killed in Bangladesh clashes

Dhaka: At least four people, including two teenagers, were killed in Bangladesh violence, as the death toll rose to 50 in clashes.
In Jaldhaka area, police opened fire to disperse unruly protesters leading to the death of 15-year-old Atiqul Islam. With violence showing no signs of abating, paramilitary border guards have been deployed across the country to beef up security and ease tension that has gripped the nation.

Meanwhile, five students of North South University (NSU) were arrested last night in connection with the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haidar. Rajib, a blogger and activist of Shahbagh movement, was brutally killed by miscreants in the capital’s Mirpur area on February 15.

At least 46 people were killed in rioting till on Friday triggered by the death sentence to Sayedee, who was found guilty of eight counts out of 20, involving rape, mass killings and atrocities during the 1971 freedom war against Pakistan.

Officials said that law enforcement agencies appeared to be the prime target of the right-wing JI activists. The tense situation prompted local authorities to enforce ban on gathering of more than four people under section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in troubled areas, five northwestern and one southwestern district, said to be JI strongholds.

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