AL infighting kills 2 in Kushtia

AL infighting kills 2 in Kushtia


Two people were killed and 20 others injured in a clash between two groups of Awami League over establishing supremacy at Machhpara village in Sadar upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased were identified as Iman Ali and Shahabuddin.

Jhaudia police camp in-charge Dilip Kumar said two groups of AL — one led by incumbent union chairman Keramat Ali and another by former chairman Bakhtiar — had long been at loggerheads over establishing dominance in the area.As a sequel to this, supporters of both the groups locked in an altercation in the area around 6:00am.At one stage, both the groups equipped with firearms took position in the area and exchanged gunshots, triggering a clash.The clash that continued for about two hours left Iman Ali dead on the spot and 20 other people injured on both sides.Of them, eight bullet-injured were admitted to Kushtia General Hospital where Shahabuddin succumbed to his injures around 9.45am, said RMO of the hospital Dr Taposh Kumar Sarker.


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