Jubo League man dies in AL intraparty clash in Bauphal
An activist of Jubo League was killed and at least nine people were injured during an intra-party clash of ruling Awami League (AL) at Bauphal upazila in Patuakhali district on Sunday over making a gate.
The deceased was identified as Tapash, 25, an activist of Jubo League.
Witnesses said supporters of district unit AL joint general secretary, also the mayor of Bauphal municipality, Md Ziaul Huque Jewel locked into an altercation with the supporters of ASM Firoz MP over making a gate of the mayor in front of Bauphal Police Station at noon.
About 30-40 leaders and activists of AL lead by municipal unit AL president Ibrahim Faruqe came to the spot and asked the mayor supporters not build any gate there which triggered a clash between the two groups.
Supporters of both groups chased and attacked one another several times from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, leaving at least 10 injured.
Senior superintendent of police (Bauphal circle) Md Faruqe sit on a meeting with two AL leaders Ziaul and Ibrahim to mitigate the tension at OC’s office, at one stage of the clash.
About 20-30 people led by Jubo League general secretary, also the chairman of Kalya UP, Monir Mollah gathered in front of the police station and chanted ‘Joy Bangla’ slogan during the meeting.
Later, supporters of mayor’s group chased the rival groups, in response two activists of Jubo League Tapash and Pankaj was stabed by the MP’s supporters.
Police have brought the situation under control now.
Tapash succumbed to his injuries on the way to Barishahl Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital at 8.00pm.
Mayor Ziaul said, “Miscreants led by Ibrahim attacked us while making a gate on coronavirus prevention awareness to create an unstable situation in the town. The made barrier and vandelised the gate.”
Ibrahim said, “Previously there was a gate of us which collapsed few days ago. We took initiative to repair the gate but mayor supporters attacked us.”
The police station OC Mostafizur Rahman said situation is under control at this moment.