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RMG workers clash over death rumor kills 1 in Gazipur

Fifty factories have declared holiday for RMG workers clash over death rumor that killed one Ansar man.

One Ansar man has been killed and three people injured on 1 November as garments workers of Mitali Fashion Limited and other factories clashed over rumors of the death of a fellow worker because of alleged theft in Konabari of Gazipur, a daily online portal reported.

According to the report, the deceased Ansar was identified as Bhoirab Chandra Saker, 35, son of Tapan Kumar of Goalbari area of Gaibandha district.

Mahedi Hasan, a worker of Mitali Fashion Limited was beaten over theft charges on 31 October and his co-workers staged demonstrations on Wednesday evening protesting the incident.

On 1 November, when a rumor spread about Mahedi’s death at a hospital, the workers of several factories got furious. They gathered in front of their factories and hurled brick chips tat Mitali Fashion Ltd and other adjacent factories.

At one point, the workers vandalized several factories and beat up Ansar members of Delta Spinning Mills, resulting in the death of one, while three people were injured also.

The agitated workers also vandalized gates and windows of Jamuna Garments, Tusuka, and Keya Spinning factories.

Later, police brought the situation under control, said the report.

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