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Clashes in Narsingdi over UP polls: 4 killed, 30 injured

Narsingdi Representative /

 

Four people, including a woman, were killed in a clash between two parties over the Alokbali UP election in the remote char area of ​​Narsingdi. At least 30 people, including UP member candidate Abu Khair, were shot and injured in the election. Several houses were vandalized and set on fire.

The incident took place at Nekjanpur village of Alokbali Union, a remote char area surrounded by Meghna river in Sadar upazila on Thursday morning. 10 people who were seriously injured in the shooting have been sent to Dhaka. Police arrested a man named Taher from Narsingdi Sadar Hospital in the incident.

The deceased have been identified as Amir Hossain, 45, son of Katumia of Nekjanpur village, Ashraful, 22, son of Abdul Jalil of the same village, Khushi Begum, 50, daughter of Abdul Manu Miah and another unidentified Nama. All of them are supporters of the current chairman of Alokbali Union Delwar Hossain Sarkar Dipur.

The injured are Khairul (28), Badsha Mia (32), Abul Khair (40), Hanif (45), Anis Mia, Abdul Latif (45), Ahsanullah (26), Shawkat Mia (24), Arif (22), Sonia (17), Momin Ali (55), Masuma (20), Maqbool Hossain, Akash (14), Ziaur (37), Hashem (48), Mizan and Bulu (55). All of them are Dipu supporters.

According to the police, the current chairman Delwar Hossain Sarkar Dipu was nominated by the Awami League in the Alokbali Union Parishad election. Alokbali Union Awami League general secretary Ed was hoping to be nominated in the election. Asadullah Asad. Ed not getting party nomination. Asadullah announced his candidacy as an independent candidate. He later withdrew his nomination under pressure from party leaders and activists.

With this Ed. Tensions were running high between Asadullah supporter candidate Ripon Mollah and Dipu supporter member candidate Abu Khair. As a result, supporters of Asadullah’s supporter Ripon Mollah on Thursday morning launched a surprise attack on supporters of Dipu chairman Abu Khair in Nekjanpur village with sharp spears and weapons.

Momin Ali, an injured eyewitness, said that there was a sudden sound of gunfire in the morning. When I came out of the house, I saw hundreds of people led by Qayyum and Ripon attack people’s houses with weapons. During this time many houses were vandalized and set on fire.

Alokbali Union Chairman Delwar Hossain Dipu said, “Asadullah Bhai supported me in the election and withdrew his nomination.” But on various pretexts Asadullah Bhai and his supporters attacked my supporters and shot dead 4 people. I want justice. On the other hand, Alokbali Union Awami League general secretary Adv. Asadullah said, “I have no involvement in this quarrel.”

Narsingdi Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Saheb Ali Pathan said the two factions of the Awami League were at loggerheads over the dominance of Alokbali. The conflict is more evident in the UP elections. As a result, the two sides clashed in the morning. Three people were killed before the police left. Several people were injured. Later the police went to the spot and brought the situation under control. Additional police have been deployed in the area.

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