15 hurt in Kushtia Awami League factional clash

IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Published: 16:00, Apr 08,2021 | Updated: 00:28, Apr 09,2021


At least 15 people were injured in a factional clash between two groups of Awami League over establishing supremacy at village Komorbhog of Khoksha upazila in Kushtia on Thursday morning.

The identities of the injured people could not be known immediately, police officials said.

Khoksha police station officer-in-charge Kamruzzaman Talukdar said that there had been a longstanding dispute between two local Awami League factions — one led by Osmanpur union parishad member Jabed Ali and former member Nayan, over establishing supremacy in the area.

Supporters of the factions got into an altercation that turned into a clash on Wednesday evening. They looted and vandalised at least 30 houses during the clash.

Following Wednesday’s clash, supporters of the groups attacked each other again on Thursday morning, leaving at least 15 people injured.

Local people rescued the injured and took them to Khoksha Upazila Health Complex where doctors referred critically injured Shahjahan Ali, 45, to Kushtia General Hospital, the police officer said.

Additional police personnel were deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation, the OC said, adding that police detained 21 people for interrogation.

Jabed alleged that his rival group launched the attack while Nayan could not be reached over phone for his comment.

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