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Beehives at polling station in Jamalpur

Voters fear possible bee attacks
Jamalpur CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
24 beehives are found at a polling centre in Jamalpur -2 constituency. Photo: Collected

At least 24 beehives found surrounded a polling center at Shajalerchar Government Primary School of Chinarchar village under Charputimari union in Islampur upazila under Jamalpur district. People are worried to cast their votes fearing a possible attack by wild bees on the Election Day

Sources informed quoting locals, a total of 4,600 voters from Chinarchar and Pecharchar villages will cast their votes in favor of their desired candidates at the polling center. But the voters are in deep concern as they may come under the attacks of bees when they will be waiting for casting their votes before the polling Centre on the Election Day.

Regarding this matter, Sufia Begum, Chinarchar village and woman vice-chairman of Islampur Upazila Parishad said, “If some unscrupulous people or curious boys disturb the bees by hurling brick chips on their hives, the bees will become violent instantly and then the troubled wild bees will start hurting people awaiting to cast their votes with their strings.

“If it happens so, the voters will be facing severe hurdles to cast their votes,” she added.

“The bee-hives should immediately be removed from the polling center so that voters can be free from the tension to come under the possible attack by the wild bees on December 30 elections,” Sufia suggested.

Local university student Mukhlesur Rahman said he had informed the returning office of the matter on Tuesday, but the office is yet to take any step.

Ahmed Kabir, deputy commissioner of Jamalpur, also RO said he had directed Islampur upzila administration to take steps in this regard.

But the administration did not solve the problem as of filing this report at 6.00pm.


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