Attack over domain injures 25 in Pabna

Attack over domain injures 25 in Pabna

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At least 25 people were injured, 15 among them bullet-hit, in an attack by a rival group over establishing supremacy in Shanikdia area of Sadar upazila on Monday night.Sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station Sohel Hossain said Aslam Hossain, general secretary of the Hemayetpur union unit of the ruling Awami League, had long been at loggerheads with Panna Sarkar, another local leader of the party, over establishing domain in Shanikdia Market area.As a sequel to the enmity, supporters of Aslam Hossain made a swoop on Panna’s men and opened fire around 10pm while the latter were gossiping at a tea stall in the market, leaving at least 25 people injured.Fifteen of them received bullet wounds.The attackers also vandalised several shops and houses.Being informed, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.The inured were rushed to Pabna Medical College Hospital from where Billal Hossain, 40, son of Sutka Pramanik, was shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital as his condition started deteriorating.However, Rezaul Rahim Lal, senior vice president of Pabna district AL, said it is not any party conflict.UNB, Pabna

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