BNP councillor candidate, five others injured in AL supporters’ attack

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:41, Jan 19,2020


The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed councillor candidate for ward no 41 of Dhaka south city and five of his supporters were injured as they were attacked allegedly by the supporters of ruling Awami League-backed councillor candidate at Wari in the capital Saturday evening.

‘The supporters of AL candidate for 41 no ward, Sarwar Hossain Alo, swooped on me and my supporters near Sanai Community Centre at Wari while I was conducting election campaign in the area at about 9:00pm,’ the BNP-backed ward councillor candidate Liakat Ali told New Age.

Liakat was hit in the head, shoulder and in the back, witnesses said.

The other injured ones were given primary treatment at local clinics, they added.

They said that the injured BNP candidate and his supporters immediately rushed to the Wari police station and a good number of BNP activists had gathered around the police station.

A police official of Wari police station told New Age that rivals attacked the BNP councillor and his supporters.

Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station, however, said that they received an allegation and sent police force to the spot but they did not find any evidence of the allegation.

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