Two supporters of an independent candidate were injured in an attack by boat supporters in Narsingdi. The attack took place at Bakharnagar in Alokbali Union of Sadar Upazila at 5 pm on Thursday.
The injured are Abdullah Mia (28) son of Abdus Salam of Muradnagar village of the same union and Yusuf Mia (32) son of Abdul Aziz of the same village. They were rescued and brought to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital. They are locally supporters of Union Awami League President Advocate Asad Ullah and independent candidate Kamruzzaman Kamrul.
Injured Yusuf Miah said, ‘I was a supporter of independent candidate Kamruzzaman Kamrul in the parliamentary elections. On Thursday afternoon I went to Bakharnagar market to buy chicken. At that time, Delwar alias Kala, Lokman, Hasen, Adud Mia and Zakir Hossain attacked under the leadership of Habibur Rahman alias Habi, a member of the convening committee of Jubo League, supporters of the boat symbol. Beating and injuring different parts of the body including back, head, ears. Being with me also hurt Yusuf’s head. Later, the locals rescued us and admitted us to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital.
Alokbali Union Awami League President Advocate Asad Ullah said, ‘We campaigned in the area with the support of the Eagle symbol candidate and District Awami League Joint General Secretary Kamruzzaman Kamrul. Workers of independent candidates are being beaten up and expelled from the area after losing the elections. Supporters of boat and supporters of UP chairman Delwar Hossain Deepu are doing these attacks. After the elections, 10 workers were beaten up in 4 villages and expelled from the area. I have filed a written complaint in the previous incident and the process of filing a written complaint is going on in today’s incident as well.’
When called to inquire about this, UP Chairman Delwar Hossain Dipu said, ‘some people of Eagle supporters from Muradnagar village came to Bakharnagar market and abused the boat supporters in obscene language. Then the market people chase them.’
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Narsingdi Sadar Police Station Tanveer Ahmed said, ‘I am not aware of the incident of attack on Eagle supporters so far. Trying to find out the incident.’
It should be noted that there is a long-standing dispute between the supporters of Alokbali Union Awami League’s former president and UP chairman Delwar Hossain Dipu and the current president Advocate Asad Ullah. Intermittent conflicts often occur between them.