There have been allegations of bomb attack on an independent candidate’s rally at Kalkini in Madaripur. At least 10 people from both sides were injured. This incident took place at Lakshmipur Union of Kalkini Upazila at around 5:30 pm on Thursday.
According to the police and eyewitnesses, around 5:00 pm, the supporters of Tahmina Begum, an independent candidate of Madaripur-3 seat, led by Tofazzel Hossain alias Gendu Kazi, took out an eagle marker procession in Lakshmipur. At this time, the candidate for the boat. People of Abdus Sobhan Mia Golap stopped the procession. Later it was claimed that half a hundred hand grenades were accidentally thrown at the procession. At this time, at least 10 people from both sides were injured in the incident.
Several of the injured were rescued and admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital. The police brought the situation under control.
Murad Kazi, son of Gendu Kazi, said, ‘There were four to five hundred people in our procession. Suddenly the people of Fazlul Haque Bepari, former chairman of Laxmipur Union Parishad, attacked the procession and threw hand grenades. Several of us were injured in this.’
Denying the allegations, Fazlul Haque Bepari said, ‘I was not in the area. First they beat some of my workers. Later there was a grenade explosion. I have 3 to 4 people injured in this.’
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kalkini Police Station Nazmul Hasan said that after receiving the information, the police went to the police station and brought the situation under control. The injured on both sides have been sent to Madaripur District Hospital for treatment. No one has filed a written complaint to the police yet. If complaint is received we will take next necessary action. Additional police are deployed at the spot to prevent any further incident. The situation is calm now.
Madaripur-3 seat boat candidate. Abdus Sobhan Mia Golap Central Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary and local Member of Parliament. On the other hand, independent candidate Tahmina Begum Madaripur’s Kalkini Upazila Awami League President and Member of Parliament from the reserved seat.