15 injured in pre-UP polls violence in Munshiganj

At least 15 people were injured, 10 of them bullet-wounded, in a tripartite clash ahead of the fifth phase of union parishad polls at Molakandi union in Munshiganj sadar on Wednesday morning.

A physician attends a man injured in a tripartite clash over union council election at Munshiganj General Hospital on Wednesday.

The election in the union is scheduled to be held on May 28.

Locals said a tense situation was prevailing in the union over establishing supremacy for days among the supporters of Awami League-nominated chairman candidate Ripan Patwari and its rebel candidate Mohsina Haq Kalpana.

The clash first took place among the supporters of the rival groups at village Moheshpur around 8:30am. Both the groups opened fire on each other and blasted crude bombs.

Police rushed to the spot and both the parties locked in clash with them.

Sadar police sub-inspector Nurul Kader Saikat said they fired shots to bring the situation under control.

Eight bullet-wounded men were rushed to Munshiganj General Hospital from where two were referred to Dhaka for better treatment, Shaibal Bosak, a physician of the hospital.

Police, however, arrested six of the bullet-wounded at the hospital.

Other injured were taking treatment in private to avoid arrest, our correspondent reported.

New Age

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