Rangamati, Apr 9 (UNB) – A polling officer, injured in the March 18 gun attack in Baghaichhari Upazila, died at Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital on Monday night.
The death toll rose to eight after Niru Bikash Chakma, office assistant of Baghaichhari High School, succumbed to his injuries around 11:15pm, said MA Mozur, officer-in-charge of Baghachhari Police Station.
Niru was initially taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital and then shifted to CMH after his condition worsened.
Seven people were killed and 24 wounded after a motorcade of election officials and law enforcers were attacked by gunmen.
The officials were returning from three centres in Sajek after voting in the second phase of upazila election.