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Five injured in Satkhira post-polls violence

Published : Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 at 8:17 PM  Count : 553

Five injured in Satkhira post-polls violence

Five injured in Satkhira post-polls violence

At least five people were injuries and 20 houses were vandalized as rival groups locked in clashes after upazila parishad polls in Ashashuni upazila on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Of the injured, Anisur Rahman of Cheutia village of Khazra Union and Imran Hossain of Towardanga village were admitted to Satkhira Medical College Hospital.

Satkhira Superintendent of Police Matiur Rahman Siddiqui said police have detained 13 people, including Abdur Rahman, Abul Kalam Azad, and Jahangir Hossain of Pirojpur villag, in connection with the violence and additional police forces were deployed in areas to thwart any untoward situation. He said that the situation is completely under control.

Defeated chairman candidate Shah Newaz Dalim alleged that the supporters of the winning chairman ABM Mostakim, led by Milan Parvez of Pirojpur village of Khazra Union, attacked and vandalized Ripon Hossain's house in Pirojpur village on Tuesday night.
They also vandalized at least 5 houses including of Anwarul Islam, Saiful Islam of the same village.

On Wednesday morning, they attacked and vandalized several houses and when house owners tried to obstruct them, they also attacked them, leaving five people injured.

Meanwhile, the newly elected chairman ABM Mostakim claimed that  this is not a post-election violence attack. “They had a long-standing dispute and it is an outburst of that,” he claimed.


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