Polling suspended at a centre in Noakhali-3

Kalerkantho Online   

30 December, 2018 08:55 AM

Polling suspended at a centre in Noakhali-3

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The voting at a centre in Noakhali-3 constituency has been suspended after unidentified criminals allegedly took away all election materials yesterday.

Assistant Returning Officer Md Ruhul Amin has confirmed the news.

The miscreants hacked six people including an on-duty presiding office and snatched away election materials form the polling station at Natershwaor in Sonaimuri Upazila on Saturday night.

Among the injured, one is identified as Presiding Officer Mahmudul Hasan, the upazila family planning officer.

The incident took place at Nateswar union’s Maddhya Nateswar Ebtedayii Nurani Madrasa polling centre around 10:30 pm, said Elias Faruque, superintendent of Noakhali police.

Being informed, a team from Sonaimuri police station rushed in and fired several rounds of gunshots on the air to disperse the attackers, he said.

Police were conducting drives to recover the election materials till filling of this report around 00:30 am, said the police super.

After rescuing four injured including Mahmudul, police took them to Noakhali General Hospital.

Meanwhile, Mahmudul was sent to Dhaka by an ambulance as his condition was critical, he said.