Two AL men killed in infighting

Our Correspondent

21 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BARISHAL: Two men were killed and fifteen others injured in a clash between two factions of local Awami League at a wedding programme in Mehendiganj upazila of the district on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as AL activist Siddiqur Rahman, 30, and Sattar Dhali, 57.

Mehendiganj Police officer-in-charge (OC) Abul Kalam said Dhulkhola union Awami League president Kalam Bepari and union Jubo League convener Jamal Rari attended a local wedding at Saldi village of Uttar Ulania union and both had been at loggerhead over the union parishad election.

As a sequel to the previous enmity, their supporters equipped with sticks locked into a clash, leaving Siddiqur Rahman dead on the spot and around 15 supporters from both groups injured.

Critically injured Sattar Dhali succumbed to his injuries on the way to Barishal.

Police said legal action would be taken after proper investigation.