UP chairman among 3 hurt in knif attack
Three people including Kandi union parishad chairman Uttam Kumar Barai received stab injuries in an attack in Kotalipara upazila of Gopalganj on Tuesday afternoon.
The other injured are UP secretary Mohan Chand Majumder and ward no 9 member Siddhratha Barai, 42.
According to local sources, the UP chairman nad his companions came under attack in Machtara area around 5:00 pm on their way home by a motorcycle.
The miscreants intercepted their bike, beat up and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving them critically injured.
The injured were first taken to Kotalipara Upazila Health Complex in a critical condition. Later, Uttam and Siddhratha were shifted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital.
UP chairman Uttam said he has a dispute with his co-villagers Narayan Chandra Hawlader and Shashin Roy over various issues.
He blamed the duo for the attack.
Kotalipara Police Station officer in-charge Md Zakaria said additional police have been deployed in the area to keep the situation under control.
Police are trying to nab the parpetrators, the police official added.