Jhenidah AL factional clash leaves one dead
A man, brother of an Awami League councillor candidate, was killed in a clash between two rivals in Jhenidah's Shailakupa on Wednesday night centering the upcoming municipality election.
The deceased was identified as Boltu Hossain, 50, younger brother of Shawkat Hossain, councillor candidate for ward No.8.
Quoting locals, Shailakupa Police Station officer in-charge Jahangir Alam said a clash took place between supporters of councillor candidates Shawkat Hossain and Alamgir Hossain at Kabirpur area around 8:00pm over election campaign, leaving Boltu and another one injured.
Critically injured Boltu was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, resident medical officer Taposh Kumer Sarker confirmed.
Meanwhile, assistant superintendent of Jhenidah police Ariful Islam said police were deployed in the area and the law enforcers are trying to arrest those involved in the incident.