A fisherman was shot dead and five others injured in a clash between river police and fishermen who were allegedly fishing in the Meghna River defying a government ban in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district early Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Ameer Hossain of Kutubpura Matlab Bari in Bhola district.
Kamal Hossain, sub-inspector of River Police, said a team of River Police conducted a drive in the Meghna River as a two-month ban on catching fish is going on.
When the patrol team of River police reached at Maju Chowdhury Haat, 50-60 fishermen from five-six boats encircled the team and started to hurl brick chips targeting police.
To bring the situation under control, police fired bullets, leaving Ameer injured.
He was taken to Sadar Hospital but the doctors referred him to Dhaka following deterioration of his condition.
Meanwhile, Ameer died on the way to a Dhaka Hospital.
Five people including four policemen were injured during the clash and they were given first aid.