A local Awami League leader who was critically injured in an attack by rivals on the general election day on Sunday at Bagail under Kahalu upazila in Bogura succumbed to injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital Wednesday afternoon, raising the death toll to 20 in election related violence since December 30.
Besides, two groups of AL locked in clashes at Subachani bazaar under Sadar upazila in Shariatpur that left at least 20 people injured and fifty shops of the bazaar vandalised on Tuesday night.
New Age correspondent in Bogra reported that AL president of ward no 3 of Paikur union under Kahalu upazila, Nazmul Huda Duel, 38, who was injured in an attack allegedly by activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami at Bagail village, succumbed to injuries at the intensive care unit of DMCH on Wednesday at 4:30pm.
He died only about three hours after he was taken to DMCH from Bogura Shaheed Zia Medical College Hospital by a helicopter.
Juba League leader Azizur Rahman, 28, was killed and two others including Nazmul was injured in the attack.
Kahalu police station officer-in-charge Shawkat Kabir told New Age that Azizur’s brother Zahidur Rahman lodged a case naming 21 people and they arrested three of the accused people in this connection.
New Age correspondent in Shariatpur, quoting local Awami League insiders and sources in police, reported that at least 20 people were injured and 50 shops were vandalised as two local groups of AL locked in a clash at Subachani bazaar under Sadar upazila in the district Wednesday night.
One of the groups was led by Kamal Gazi, while the other was led by Billal Gazi, AL insiders and witnesses said, adding that the groups locked in the clash over enmity developed between them over splitting of money for election time expenditure.
Both the groups are followers of AL lawmaker-elect Iqbal Hossain Apu, they said.
Palang police station officer-in-charge Moniruzzaman said that they, on information, rushed the spot and shot about 18 gunshots in the air to disperse the groups locked in clashes.
He added that no case was lodged and none was arrested in this connection till Wednesday evening.