Union Council Polls

5 hurt as supporters of union council candidates clash in Bhola

31 Oct 2016, 11:03 | updated: 31 Oct 2016, 11:04

NTV Online

Bhola: Five people including a woman were injured in a clash between the followers of two member candidates of ward no 2 in Bapta union council after the voting began on Monday morning.

Helal Uddin, the district election officer, said supporters of member candidate Mohammad Faruk attacked supporters of his contestant Maksudur Rahman Nirob 30 minutes into the polling in the morning.

The clash left five, including Nirob’s wife Parvin, injured.

Later, police and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) brought the situation under control.

Voting is underway in four centres in Bhola Sadar and three centres in Daulatkhan upazila.

Earlier the voting was cancelled during the staggered countrywide union elections due to violence.