2 killed in 'firing by rivals'
Two persons were shot dead allegedly in an attack by their rivals in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur on Saturday evening, reports a Bangla news portal.
The deceased were identified as Rawshan Ali,48, and Tuhin Mia,28. They were supporters of Kaichail union Awami League general secretary and UP chairman Kabir Hossain Thandu.
Local sources said Nagarkanda upazila Jubo League publicity secretary Hasan Mia, his brother central Jubo League member Hanif Mia and their followers opened fire on the suporters of Thandu in the evening, leaving nine injured.
The bullet-injured were first taken to Nagarkanda hospital. Later, seven were shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital. Of them, Rawshan and Tuhin died on way.
M Alimuzzaman, superintendent of Faridpur Police, said a police hunt is on to nab the culprits.
Additional police have been deployed in the area to fend off further violence.