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AL leader shot dead in broad daylight

6 others injured as two rival groups clash in Kushtia

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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A local Awami League leader was shot dead and six others were injured in a clash at Bheramara upazila of Kushtia district on Friday morning. 

The deceased was identified as Siddikur Rahman Mondal, 50, general secretary of the Ward-3 Awami League.

The clash took place between followers of one Nazrul Islam Malitha and supporters of union council member Enamul Islam Mondal at 9:30am in the Chandipur’s Puthimari area, said Bheramara Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mojibor Rahman.

Bheramara Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Md Nurul Amin said seven, including Enamul’s younger brother Siddikur, were brought to the hospital. Siddikur was declared dead soon after they arrived, Nurul added.

Quoting the injured, OC Mojibor said the two local leaders have been involved in a power struggle for a long time, leading to a clash between their supporters.

Police are yet to arrest anyone, but preparations are underway to open a case in connection with the clash, Mojibor added.

Enamul said that their dispute with Nazrul is over an election.

“Nazrul’s son Rony opened fire on us in front of everyone over our dispute,” he said.

Nazrul Islam Malitha was not available for a comment in this regard.