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Pre-poll Violence

10 people injured in Shariatpur

  • Our Correspondent
  • 7 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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SHARIATPUR: At least 10 people were injured when supporters of two rival candidates for the upcoming Rudrakar Union Parishad election clashed in the Subachani Bazar area of Sadar upazila on Friday.

Akter Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar police station, said that Habibur Dhali, a candidate, and his supporters suddenly attacked his rival, Sirajul Islam Dhali, an Awami League-backed candidate, and his associates in his office around 11:00pm.

Habibur and his men also vandalised the Awami League office. Upon information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

Sirajul and his men retaliated, leading to a clash in which 10 people, including Sirajul, were injured. Of them, three seriously injured, including Sirajul, were shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

The Union Parishad polls are slated for November 11.