Shawon, the injured youth leader of Munshiganj, died
Shahidul Islam Shaon, the Juba Dal leader of Munshiganj, who was injured in the BNP-police clash, died. He died while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday night.
Shawon was injured in a clash between the police and BNP activists in Muktarpur on the outskirts of Munshiganj on Wednesday. Jahangir Madbar, Tarek Hossain along with him were brought to Dhaka Medical College in critical condition.
BNP claims, Shaon died in police firing. He was the organizing secretary of Ward No. 8 Youth Dal of Mir Kadim Municipality of Munshiganj District. He got married two years ago. She reportedly has a one-year-old baby.
When the news of Shaun’s death spread, the party leaders broke down in tears. Meanwhile, BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas, BNP Chairperson’s Advisor Amanullah Aman, Social Welfare Secretary and District General Secretary Kamruzzaman Ratan, Juba Dal President Sultan Salahuddin Tuku, General Secretary Monayem Munna, former Volunteer Dal General Secretary Abdul Qadir Bhuya Jewel and many others rushed to the hospital.
As a part of the last central program, the clashes started due to the police obstruction of the protest march and assembly in the old Ferighat area of Muktarpur area of BNP town in Sadar upazila, Munshiganj town and Mirkadim town. In Muttarpur, BNP procession led by Additional Superintendent of Police of Sadar Circle Minhaj-ul-Islam and OC Tarikuzzaman of Sadar Police Station stopped the procession and took away the banners of the procession and tore it down and lathi-charged the activists and pelted bricks at the police. Meanwhile, the police also threw gas and rubber bullets at Kadan. At least 60 people of BNP including police, journalists were injured in this incident. Of these, the seriously injured were admitted to Dhaka Medical on Wednesday evening. As Shawn’s condition is critical, he was taken to the ICU at night and kept on life support. He died at 9.30 pm on Thursday while undergoing treatment.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep grief over the death of the Juba Dal leader and condoled with the family.