A man was killed in a clash between the supporters of two member candidates during voting at Hajirganj Union Parishad in Charfashion upazila of Bhola district on Monday.
The victim was identified as Munir Majhi, 25, son of Bashir Shikder of the village.
Mohammad Kaisar, superintendent of Bhola Police, said the clash broke out between the supporters of two member candidates -- Yasin Majhi and Ruhul Amin—in Charfakira area around 11 am.
There was a chase and counter chase during the clash.
At one stage, they exchanged gunshots, leaving Monir Majhi injured. He was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead, said the SP.
Police fired shots in the air to bring the situation under control.
Besides, 10 people were injured in sporadic clashes at different polling stations.
“Voting at 12 Union Parishads (UPs) is underway almost peacefully,” said district election officer Alauddin Al Mamun.
The voting began at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm at 141 centres.
Huge voters thronged the polling centers braving rains to cast their votes.
People at different centres were seen casting votes ignoring Covid safety protocols.
Twenty-five chairman candidates, 401 member contenders, 112 female candidates (reserved seats) are contesting the election.
BGB, Ansar and Coast Guard personnel alongside police are performing election duties to maintain the law and order.