7 including Presiding Officer killed in brushfire in Rangamati
Seven people were killed including a Presiding Officer in a brushfire by terrorists at Baghaichhari in Rangamati. Ten to twelve people were also injured in the incident.
The incident took place at Noymile area on Monday evening.
The deceased are- Presiding Officer and teacher of Shijok College Abdul Hannan, VDP members- Al Amin, Bilkis, Mihir Kanti Dutt, teacher of Kishalay Government Primary School Amir Hossain, Abu Tayab and passerby Mantu Chakma.
Police said, the killings took place at Noymile area under Baghaichhari upazila when the election officials were on their way to upazila sadar after conducting upazila council voting. The injured were taken to the Baghaichhari health complex.
Officer in Charge of Baghaichhari police station Manjur Alam confirmed the matter.
He said, Seven people were killed in a brushfire by the terrorists when the election officials were returning from Konglak area of Baghaichhari with election materials. The death toll may rise. More 10 to 12 people were also bullet hit in the incident.