August 6, 2021, 12:56 am
Barguna (South) Correspondent: It has been alleged that supporters of independent chairman candidate Abul Kalam Azad hacked and injured Abdur Rahman and Rabia Begum as boat workers. Two critically injured people have been admitted to Amtali Upazila Health Complex. The incident took place at noon on Monday in Ghopkhali area of Arpangasia union in Barguna’s Amtali upazila.
It has been reported that Awami League candidate Soheli Parveen Mala’s activist Abdur Rahman was opening an election office in Ghopkhali Bazar on Monday morning. Injured Abdur Rahman alleged that 6-7 people including Majnu, Zafar Talukder, Milton, Shah Jahan Talukder and Dulal, activists of independent candidate Abul Kalam Azad, came and hacked him with sharp weapons and seriously injured him. Rahman was hacked and the activists surrounded Abul Kalam’s house in the same village. Kalam defended himself, got up and closed the door.
Later, when they broke down the door and tried to enter the house, Kalam’s wife Rabea stopped them. Enraged, they hacked and beat Rabea, seriously injuring her. Later, relatives rescued the injured and admitted them to Amtali Upazila Health Complex. There is panic in the area over the incident. Upon receiving the news, the police inspected the incident. OC Shah Alam Hawldar said the situation was calm.
Some eyewitnesses, who did not want to be named, said that the activists and supporters of independent candidate Abul Kalam Azad were women activists of Awami League candidate Soheli Parveen Mala.
Two workers, including Rabia, were stabbed and seriously injured.
Injured woman Rabia Begum said, “Terrorists Majnu, Zafar Talukder, Milton, Shah Jahan Talukder and Dulal came to my house to beat my husband Abul Kalam for supporting Awami League candidate. Fearing them, my husband entered the house and closed the door.
But they broke down the door and tried to enter the house. When I was tied to it, I was severely injured by being stabbed and beaten.
Awami League candidate Soheli Parveen Mala said, “Independent candidate Abul Kalam Azad’s terrorist forces Majnu, Zafar Talukder, Milton, Shah Jahan Talukder and Dulal hacked and beat my two cadres.”
Independent candidate Md Abul Kalam Azad said there were previous disputes with Majnu and Abdur Rahman. As a result of the dispute, there was an incident of beating between the two.
Both were injured. He hung up without answering the question whether Majnu, Zafar Talukder, Milton, Shah Jahan and Dulal were his employees.
Amtali Police Station OC Shah Alam Hawlader said, “I have sent police to the spot after receiving the news.” The situation remains calm. No complaints yet. Legal action will be taken if any complaint is received.