One person was killed and 10 others injured in the violence on Wednesday. Police and witnesses said that an activist of Jamaat's student wing was killed and several others got injured in the incident.

"We found a youth lying on the street as the Shibir (Jamaat's student front) activists fled the scene. We took him to the Mitford Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead," a senior police said.

Jamaat called the shutdown to protest what it called a government plot to eliminate the party alluding to death sentences handed down to several of its leaders for war crimes.

According to media reports, around 15 vehicles, 16 houses and four shops were torched on Tuesday.

On August 1, the Bangladesh High Court had banned Jamaat from contesting future polls. The court also cancelled its registration with the poll panel in response to a petition challenging the legality of Jamaat's registration as a political party.

(JPN/Agencies)

Latest News from World News Desk