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Post-polls violence

2 killed, 20 injured in Narsingdi

Published : 30 Jan 2022 10:07 PM | Updated : 31 Jan 2022 02:40 PM

Two people were killed and some 20 more injured on Sunday during a clash between the supporters of newly elected chairman and former chairman of Bashgari Union Parishad in Narsingdi.

The deceased were identified as Rubel Mia, 26 and Mamun Mia,30.

The incident occurred in the morning at Amtali boat terminal in the Raipura upazila.

According to locals, supporters of former UP Chairman Kazi Ashraful Haque had to remain away from the locality for two months after the election due to conflicts with the newly elected UP chairman Zakir Hasan Ratul.

 As some supporters of Ashraful tried to enter the area on Sunday a clash with the Zakir Hasan group started and both the parties attacked with spears and fired bullets at each other, they said.

 Rubel died on the spot after being hit by a bullet on the head and Mamun succumbed to his injuries at Bancharampur Upazila Health Complex later.

 Others injured in the clash are currently being treated at Narsingdi Sadar Hospital and other local private hospitals.

 Ataur Rahman, Inspector of Raipura police station said, “ Rubel Mia’s death was confirmed in the clash and his body is currently kept at Narsingdi Sadar Hospital. Another man’s death was reported but could not be confirmed yet.”

 Police have been deployed in the area and the situation is currently under control, he said.

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