15 hurt in Barguna JCD factional clash
At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) in Taltali upazila of Barguna on Tuesday afternoon over greeting the party's central leaders.
The clash took place in a view exchange meeting of the upazila JCD held at the hall room of Malipara Salehia Madrasa in the upazila at about 5:00 pm
Witnesses said supporters of a JCD leader and the upazila vice chairman Mostafizur Rahman Mustaq first greeted the central leaders that led to an altercation with the supporters of the upazila JCD president Atikur Rahman Wasim. At one stage, Mustaq's supporters swooped on the supporters of Wasim.
Meanwhile, supporters of Mustaq hurled abusive words to the journalists and tried to vandalise their cameras when they were capturing photos of the incident, alleged Jalilur Rahman and KM Riazul Islam Razu, the upazila correspondents of Asian Television and Dainik Amader Somoy respectively..
Regretting the incident, Wasim claimed Mustaq's supporters misbehaved with journalists.
They, earlier, suddenly attacked our activists, leaving 15 people injured, he alleged.
The injured were sent to local hospitals.
However, Taltali Police Station officer in-charge Sheikh Shahinur Rahman said he was not informed about the clash.