Pedestrian shot dead during AL factional clash in Munshiganj

An elderly man was shot dead and 10 others sustained bullet injuries during a clash between two groups of local Awami League in Sadar upazila of Munshiganj last night (October 17, 2022).

The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain Mollah (70), son of late Motaleb Mollah of Bokultala village, reports a correspondent from Munshiganj, quoting Sumon Deb, additional superintendent of Munshiganj police.

Witnesses said a clash broke out in Bokultala last afternoon between the group of Ali Hossain, president of Ward No 2 of Adhara Union Awami League, and general secretary Suruj Hossain over establishing supremacy in the area.

There were a series of clashes, chase and counter-chase, crude explosions and exchange of fire till 8pm. Eleven people, including pedestrian Monir Hossain, were injured in the incident, they said.

Dr Ruhul Amin, an emergency department doctor at Munshiganj General Hospital, said 11 patients came from Bakultala around 8pm. All of them had bullet wounds. “We sent them to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with first aid,” said the doctor.

Monir Hossain’s daughter Sonia Akhter said her father was on his way for prayers in the afternoon. He was shot during a clash between the two groups on the way to mosque.

Sonia Akhter said he was first taken to Munshiganj General Hospital from where he was immediately sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he died.

The police official further said a clash took place between the groups at Bokultala under Adhara union in the evening. There was an explosion where at least 11 people were injured.

“We came to know that one of the injured died. Police have been deployed in the area. The situation is calm now,” he added.


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