Three killed in Bangladesh village clash

Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) At least three people were killed and dozens injured in a clash between police and locals protesting the torture of a woman and her son in a Bangladesh village late Friday, a media report said on Saturday.

“We’ve come to know that three people have died from injuries suffered in the clashes,” Xinhua news agency quoted a senior police official as saying.

The clash erupted as a group of villagers blocked the highway in protest against the reported rape of a woman in front of her son.

Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Tangail’s Kalihati police station, told journalists that a group of villagers attacked police, prompting them to open fire.

But he claimed no one was killed in police firing.

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