Two people were killed and some 20 more injured on Sunday in a clash between the supporters of newly elected chairman and the former one in Bashgari union parishad of Narsingdi.
The deceased were identified as Rubel Mia, 26 and Mamun Mia, 30. The incident occurred in the morning at Amtali boat terminal area of Raipura upazila, reports UNB.
According to the locals, supporters of former UP chairman Kazi Ashraful Haque had to stay away from the locality for two months after the election due to the conflicts with the newly elected chairman Zakir Hasan Ratul.
As some supporters of Ashraful tried to enter the area on Sunday, a clash with the Zakir Hasan group started and both the parties attacked with spears and fired bullets at each other, they said.
Rubel died on the spot after being hit by a bullet on the head and Mamun succumbed to his injuries at Bancharampur upazila health complex later.
Others injured in the clash are currently being treated at Narsingdi sadar hospital.
Ataur Rahman, inspector of Raipura police station said, "Rubel Mia's death was confirmed in the clash and his body is currently kept at Narsingdi sadar hospital. Another man's death was reported but could not be confirmed yet."
Police have been deployed in the area and the situation is currently under control, he said.