urnt during post-poll violence in Lalpur union parishad area of Natore on Friday, April 1, 2016.
At least 35 people were injured in Brahmanbaria and Jhenidah while 15
houses were burnt in Natore today in separate incidents of post-post
violence, following yesterday's union parishad (UP) polls. In Brahmanbaria, 30 people were injured in a clash
between two groups of Awami League activists at Durgarampur village in
Ashuganj upazila, reports UNB.
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According to witnesses, an altercation ensued between the supporters
of newly elected AL-backed Durgarampur Union Parishad chairman Sazu Khan
and AL rebel candidate Moazzem Hossain Mazu over the polls results
around 8:00am. In Jhenidah, five people were injured in another
clash between the supporters of AL-backed chairman candidate and an AL
rebel candidate at Banshbaria village in Maheshpur upazila.
The clash erupted when supporters of defeated AL-backed candidate
Masudur Rahman swooped on the supporters of AL rebel candidate Abdul
Malek following his victory in the morning that left five people
injured, UNB reported quoting Prabir Kumar, officer-in-charge of
Maheshpur Police Station.
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Later, their supporters also vandalised five to six houses in the area.
Meanwhile, Border Guards Bangladesh members were deployed in the area apprehending further trouble. In Natore, supporters of member candidates – Abdul
Hannan and Abdul Goni – of Lalpur union parishad of Lalpur upazila set
fire to at least 15 houses of the supporters of another member
candidate, Yusuf Ali, around 12:30pm, police said.
The arson attack took place following a conflict among them over
yesterday’s UP polls, Babul Hossain, sub-inspector (SI) of Lalpur Police
Station, told our Natore correspondent.
No injury was reported from the violence, police said.