Supporter of defeated independent candidate of Gaibandha and Saghata upazila chairman Jahangir Kabir was attacked. Allegations have been made that the attack was carried out by the opponents. He was taken to Dhaka with serious injuries.
This incident took place on Monday afternoon in Bharatkhali Bazaar area of the upazila.
According to local and family sources, Upazila Chairman Jahangir Kabir was returning home after completing the burial of his mother and a relative. On the way, the miscreants blocked the CNG-powered auto-rickshaw carrying them in Bharatkhali Bazar area. He was then taken down from the auto-rickshaw and beaten and hacked with native weapons.
Later, Jahangir was first taken to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital with the help of local people. Later he was sent to Dhaka for better treatment.
Injured Upazila Chairman Jahangir and his mother alleged that since the independent candidate Farzana Rabbi Bubli of Truck Prateek was working for the Gaibandha-5 constituency election, the opposition boat supporter Mosharraf Hossain Sweet of that area carried out the attack with his party.
Ajmeri Nahar, the doctor in charge of the emergency department of Gaibandha Sadar Hospital, said that Jahangir’s condition is critical. He has been sent to Dhaka for better treatment.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Gaibandha Saghata police station confirmed the matter. Tajul said, I have heard the matter. Quick action will be taken against those involved in the incident.