Bangladesh National Party continues strike due to alleged abduction
The BNP will continue enforcing its nationwide dawn-to-dusk lockdown for the third day over the alleged 'abduction' of party leader M Ilias Ali in Dhaka.
Acting secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement at the party's Naya Paltan headquarters before Monday's hartal ended.
Two persons died as people of Biswanath upazila, the constituency of missing BNP leader M Ilias Ali, clashed with law enforcers once again on Monday.
The violent demonstrations that continued for over two hours from around 2pm also left over 50 people including 10 policemen injured.
Police could not immediately confirm the identity of the victims, one of them aged 22.
Sylhet district police superintendent Shakhawat Hossain said the body was found in the field adjacent to Jamiya Madania Mosque beside the Upazila office premises after the clash.