We’ve heard so many mishaps regarding voter list all these years. However, a death from a voter list fiasco has been unheard of so far. And that just happened in Bangladesh.

BDnews24.com reports, and ‘surprisingly’ no other newspaper reports, of the death of Tamal Kumar Das of Sitakund, Chittagong at the hand of security forces who were reportedly trying to quell a brawl (?) near a voter registration center.

This incidence again sheds light on the questions raised about using the armed forces in strictly civilian jobs like voter registration. This incident probably is an early reminder of a major problem we have invited in by bringing army out of the barracks for serving some political purpose. Tacit has a brilliant piece with a bigger picture of misplaced use of the armed forces in Bangladesh for political gain of vested quarters.