Ten people, including three policemen, were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Awami League over formation of a madrassah committee in Sherpur town’s Munshibazar area on Saturday.
Headmaster of the Jamia Siddiqia Terabazar Madrasah, Maulana Siddiqur Rahman said that the scuffle took place during the madrasah’s triennial general meeting, which eventually had to be suspended later. Local people and witnesses said that the scuffle took place over conflict regarding the madrassah’s new committee formation.
The existing committee, led by local Awami League leader Abdul Wadud, invited the party’s local organising secretary Humayun Kabir Ruman to the programme. A rival group, allegedly led by supporters of district AL president and a whip of Jatiya Sangsad Atiur Rahman Atik, was also present at the programme.
The situation escalated when members of the two groups engaged in a fight with sticks and brick chips. Later, the police intervened and fired rubber bullets and tear shells to take the situation under control. Ten people were injured in the incident and they were undergoing treatment at Sherpur Zilla Hospital.
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