AL infighting over upazila polls kills 2

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

joypurhatAt least two people were killed and 10 others injured in a factional clash of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) cantering the recently-held Upazila Parishad elections in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat on Saturday night, reports UNB.

The deceased are Aftab Hossain of Monnapara village and Ratan Hossain of Mahissyapara in the upazila.

The clash ensued between the supporters of Minfuzur Rahman Milon, chairman-elect of Kalai upazila, and local union chairman Wazed Ali at Moslemganj Bazar around 8:00pm, leaving Aftab killed on the spot and injuring 11 others, said Kalai police station officer-in-charge Abdul Latif.

Among the injured, Ratan died around 5:00am on the way to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.

Rest of the injured were undergoing treatment at local upazila health complex, he added.

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