It has been alleged that six supporters of Eagle symbol independent candidate, District Awami League treasurer Dewan Zahid Ahmad Tulu were injured in two attacks by supporters of boat symbol candidate MP Mumtaz in Harirampur of Manikganj. The attack took place in the upazila square on Sunday afternoon and evening.
Among the injured, Hriday Ahmed (25) has been admitted to Harirampur Upazila Health Complex Hospital. Hriday Ahmed is the son of Jhilu Ahmed from Boyra area of Upazila.
According to Harirampur police station and local sources, Hriday Ahmed, Avi Sutradhar and Mithun Sarkar, supporters of independent candidate Dewan Zahid Ahmed Tulu, were sitting in Harirampur Upazila Parishad square around 4 pm on Sunday.
At that time, Abid Hasan Biplab, Youth and Sports Affairs Secretary of District Awami League, the supporter of Momtaz’s candidate for the boat symbol, party workers led by Lutfar Rahman, former president of Harirampur Upazila Chhatra League, ambushed them. At this time, all three were injured. Meanwhile, Hriday Ahmed was admitted to the local upazila health complex when he suffered bloody injuries.
Later in the evening, when a procession of Mumtaz’s supporters came to the upazila square and ended, a second round of attacks on independent candidate Dewan Zahid Ahmed Tulu’s supporters took place. At this time, three others were injured.
Meanwhile, District Awami League Youth and Sports Affairs Secretary Abid Hasan Biplab denied these attacks. He counter-complained that the son of Harirampur Upazila Parishad chairman threatened him not to vote for the boat symbol. He made a written complaint to the Assistant Returning Officer in this regard.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Harirampur Upazila Parishad and supporter of independent candidate Dewan Zahid Ahmed Tulu, Dewan Saidur Rahman said that the case process is underway at the police station regarding the attack by supporters of Momtaz Begum on the supporters of the independent candidate.
Harirampur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shah-Noor-A Alam confirmed to reporters the injury of independent candidate Zahid Ahmed Tulu’s supporter. However, he could not say anything about the reason for the injury. He said that action will be taken if complaints are received in this regard.