AL leader, nephew hacked in Rajshahi pre-polls violence
Published : Friday, 15 January, 2021 at 3:04 PM Count : 363
An Awami League leader and his nephew have been hacked allegedly by their political rivals over election to Arani Pourasava in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi.
Injured Bazlur Rahman,45, general secretary of Noornagar ward Awami League, and his nephew Arif Hossain,30, have been admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH). Meanwhile, Arif was shifted to the ICU of the hospital.
Bazlur and Arif are supporters of AL backed mayoral candidate Shahiduzzaman.
Bazlur alleged that AL rebel candidate and incumbent poura mayor Muktar Ali's supporters, led by his son Raju, attacked them on Thursday night when they were returning home.
They hacked Bazlur and Arif with a chainese axe, dagger and machete, leaving them critically injured.
Bagha police OC Nazrul Islam confirmed the matter.
He said receiving verbal complains, police rushed to the houses of the attackers, but none was found there.