No case was lodged and none was arrested until Thursday evening in connection with Tuesday’s violence that left at least 50 people, including Narayanganj city mayor Selina Hayat Ivy, injured.
Meanwhile, Ivy fell sick at her corporation office and was rushed to Dhaka where she was admitted to Lab Aid Hospital Thursday afternoon, a day after the ruling Awami League general secretary informed media that two top AL leaders in Narayanganj — Ivy and AKM Shamim Osman — were summoned to Dhaka as the violence was an outcome of the two leaders’ rivalry.
At least 50 people, including Ivy, were injured when supporters of Osman allegedly attacked her procession Tuesday afternoon at Siyam Plaza point in the city.
The attack on Ivy’s procession came a day after Osman at a hawkers’ rally had announced that the hawkers would occupy footpaths for doing business from Tuesday.
Ivy, also a physician, fell sick around 4:20pm and was rushed to nearby Popular Diagnostic Centre from where, on physicians’ advice, she was taken to Lab Aid Hospital in Dhaka, NCC officials said.
Ivy’s brother-in-law Abdul Kadir, also vice-president of Narayanganj district Awami League, said the mayor fell sick as her blood pressure suddenly fell.
After her admission to Lab Aid Hospital, its public relations officer Saifur Rahman Lelin said the mayor was admitted to Cardiac Care Unit under cardiologist Boren Chakrabarty and a five-member team was formed for her treatment.
The corporation’s chief executive officer, AFM Ehteshamul Huq, who was at the hospital, said in the evening that the mayor was then out of danger and the physicians had advised her for taking rest.
He, however, said that the doctors had kept the mayor under observation.
Narayanganj Sadar police station officer-in-charge Md Abdur Razzak said that no case was lodged in connection with Tuesday’s violence as none came to the police station to lodge case.
He also said that none was arrested so far in connection with the violence.
Besides, police also could not recover the firearm used by a man during the violence, the OC said.
On Thursday afternoon, hawkers were seen doing business occupying footpaths in the city though their number was a fewer on footpaths of Bangabandhu Road.
On Wednesday, police told reporters that no hawker would be allowed on footpaths of Bangabandhu Road.
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