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Stone quarry worker killed in clash with police, Rab in Panchagarh

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Staff Reporter: One killed and 30 others were injured in a clash with police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)  in Bhajanpur area of Tetulia upazila in the district on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Jumaruddin, 55, a stone quarry worker, of Gonagas village of the upazila.
Witnesses said stone quarry workers blocked  Panchagarh-Banglabandha highway in Bhajanpur area around 10 am demanding withdrawal of ban on the stone extraction.
When police and Rab members tried to obstructthe protesters with tear shells, the protesting workers started throwing brickbats towards them, triggering a clash that left 30 people, including cops, injured.
Superintendent of Panchagarh Police Yusuf Ali said journalists that the protesters vandalised a number of vehicles.
Eleven police and Rab members were also injured in the clash but now the situation is under control, he added.
RMO of Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital Dr Sirajuddoula Polin said Jamirudding succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

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