PATUAKHALI: At least 32 people have been injured in clashes in Kalapara upazila of the district over the control of the Katakhali sluice gate.
The clashes ensued among the supporters of Nur-Islam Hawlader group and Ashik Talukdar group on Monday and continued till Tuesday evening.Witnesses and locals said men of Nur-Islam Hawlader group and Ashik Talukdar group clashed on Monday over the control of Katakhali sluice gate in Mithaganj union in the upazila.
At least 15 persons were injured during the clash. On Tuesday evening, 17 more persons were injured in another clash in Baliatali Kheaghat area over the issue.
Of them, nine critically injured were sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH).
Kalapara Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Khandaqar Mostafizur Rahman said additional police were deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation.