The motorcade of Sheikh Anny Rahman, one of the nomination aspirants of ruling Awami League in Pirojpur-1 constituency, allegedly came under attack on Tuesday night.
Three people were slightly injured in the attack launched in Damodar Bridge area of the Pirojpur town.
Sheikh Anny Rahman is the wife of Sheikh Hafizur Rahman, cousin of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She is also the daughter of Enayet Hossain Khan, a former member of parliament in the same constituency.
Anny Rahman went to Pirojpur from Tungipara by road on Tuesday night. Hundreds of AL leaders and activists carried out a rally to greet her and took her to Pirojpur, according to locals and witnesses.
Miscreants attacked Anny’s motorcade around 8:00pm on her way back to Pirojpur.
“The miscreants fired six bullets targeting my car. My husband who was sitting in the front seat then fired blank shots from his pistol. The attackers managed to flee when locals went after them. The police are behaving mysteriously after the incident,” said Anny Rahman.
The officer in charge of Pirojopur Sadar police station said that a team went to the spot and deployed more patrol police in the area.
Actions would be taken after a formal complaint is filed, he added.
Pirojpur police superintendent Mohammad Salam Kabir said police did not find any evidence.
“We came to know that Anny Rahman’s security personnel fired gunshots in the incident. We are investigating the incident.”