Over 50 injured in post-polls violence
Ashuganj: More than fifty people were injured during a clash between two groups over union council election at Durgapur village of Ashuganj upazila in Brahmanbaria on Sunday morning.
The clash broke out at about 7:00am that has been continued till this report was filed.
Identities of the injured could not be known immediately.
However, three among the injured are in critical condition.
They were taken to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital.
Others were admitted to local clinics and the Sadar Hospital.
The local people and police said the clash began at about 7:00am in four places of the village between the supporters of newly-elected Chairman Moazzem Hossain Mazu Mia, who was a candidate of Awami League rebel candidate in 22 March union election, and his rival candidate Roman Sadek.
The agitated activist vandalised each other’s trade institutions and residences during the clash. They also set fire to some houses.
A team of police members hurled 45 tear shells and rubber bullets to take the situation under control. The situation came under control at about 10:30am, but a fresh clash triggered a few moment later.
The Ashuganj police officer-in-charge Selim Uddin said additional police and RAB members have deployed on the spot to avoid unwelcome situation.