Five people were injured in a clash between supporters of an independent candidate and supporters of a boat candidate in Itakhola market of Kshetlal upazila in Joypurhat-2 constituency. The attack took place on Tuesday evening.
According to eyewitnesses, workers and supporters of independent candidates were campaigning for the elections in the Itakhola market of the upazila on Tuesday evening. During this time, the arguments and fights between the supporters of both sides turned into a clash. In the clash, independent candidate Golam Mahfuz Chowdhury and 2 people including supporters of the boat were injured. Although first aid was given to the injured in the night, independent candidate Esir Chowdhury was admitted to Joypurhat General Hospital. The doctors said that he is now out of danger.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kshetlal Police Station Anwar Hossain said that complaints of clashes have been received. Legal action will be taken subject to investigation.