Three people were killed while five others injured in Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) firing at a polling centre in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon on Sunday night during clash over the result in the third phase of union parishad polls.
The deceased were Sahaboli Ahmmed, 35, Mojaharul Islam, 40, and Adiya, 20.
According to police, BNP-backed candidate Nuruzzaman and his followers cordoned off the administration officials, including the presiding officer, inside Ghidob Goverment Primary School around 8pm.
They vandalised the car of Pirganj upazila nirbahi officer. They also attacked on policemen.
At one stage, BGB men opened fire to bring the situation under control and to release the officials. In the incident, two died on the spot while another was on way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
The injured five were rescued and admitted to Pirganj and Thakurgaon Sadar hospitals.
Pirganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rezaul Karim, however, confirmed that one person died and four others injured in the incident.
BDST: 1410 HRS, NOV 29, 2021