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A man, who served as a polling agent for a ruling Awami League candidate, was stabbed by unidentified criminals in Jhikorgacha upazila on Sunday night,

Abdul Matleb Sheikh, 35, the agent, claimed he was attacked by supporters of a rival candidate who contested the election with pineapple symbol.

Matleb acted as a polling agent at the Ganganandapur Secondary School. He was attacked at Sutipur Bazar while returning home after 10pm.

He is undergoing treatment at Jessore Medical College Hospital.

Abdur Rajjak, officer-in-charge of Jhikorgacha Police Station, said a case was filed in connection with the attack. “We"re trying to arrest the criminals,” he added.