A boat worker named Hafizur Rahman Shiplu of Chandipur Union of Nowga Sadar Upazila was seriously injured by cutting and beating with sharp weapons. Allegations of this attack were made against independent candidate supporters Biplab Hossain, Parvez Hossain, Anik Hossain and their associates.
The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nowga Police Station Zahidur Rahman confirmed the matter on Wednesday.
The injured Shiplu is the son of Idris Ali of Chandipur Uttarpara village of the union and an active worker of the union volunteer league. The seriously injured Shiplu is undergoing treatment at Nowga General Hospital.
Convener of Chandipur Union Volunteer League, Ziaur Rahman Nasim said, ‘Awami League nominated candidate Barrister Nizam Uddin Jalil John’s supporter Shiplu Elala was sitting on the bank of a pond. At that time, supporters of independent candidate Dewan Chekar Ahmed Shishan, Biplab Hossain, Parvez Hossain, Anik Hossain and their associates started abusing Shiplu, a supporter of the boat symbol. For protesting, he was hacked and beaten with sharp weapons and seriously injured.’
“When the assailants tried to hit Shiplu on the head with a native weapon to kill him, he tried to block it with his hands. His hand was cut and blood started to flow. Locals rescued him and admitted him to Naoga Sadar Hospital. Nasim added.
Convenor of Chandipur Union Volunteer League, Naseem claimed, ‘They have been threatening our workers since we supported the boat even before the elections. They are threatening to kill me too.’
Chandipur UP Chairman and Awami League General Secretary Khurshid Alam Rubel said, ‘They have been intimidating the boat workers in the area since before the election. After losing the election, our workers attacked Shiplu to kill him. A complaint has been filed at Naoga Sadar Police Station in this regard.’
Naogaon Sadar Police Station OC Zahidur Rahman said, “We have received a complaint in this matter and action will be taken after investigation.”