One person has been killed and at least 25 injured in a clash between two factions of the ruling Awami League. The clash took place on Friday afternoon in Solarchar village between the followers of Adhara Union Awami League general secretary Suruj Member and local Awami League leader Ali Hossain Sarker.
One ‘Rubel’, 27, was shot at during the clash.
Doctors at the Munshiganj Sadar Hospital declared him dead when he was taken there, Munshiganj Sadar Police Station officer-in-charge Shahidul Islam told bdnews24.com.
Additional police had been deployed in the village and the situation was now under control, he added.
AL activist killed in gunfight
A youth was killed and at least 22 others were injured in a gunfight between two rival groups of locals at Solarchar village under Sadar upazila yesterday over establishing supremacy.
The dead is Mohammad Rubel, 27, of the same village, said Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
Local Awami League leader Suruj Member claimed the deceased was an AL activist.
According to the OC, Suruj Member had a rival in Ali Hossain Sarkar in the turf war. The two along with their supporters gathered at Solarchar Eidgah in the afternoon for an arbitration.
But before reaching any solution, both the groups got involved in an altercation. At one stage they opened fire on each other, leaving at least 23 injured, added Shahidul quoting witnesses.
Of them, Rubel received a bullet in his chest and was rushed to Munshiganj General Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
Police force has been deployed in the spot to defuse tension.