At least 15 people were injured as the supporters of two pro-Awami League ward councillors clashed over widening a road in Chowdhurypara area of Siddhirganj in Narayanganj city yesterday.
Witnesses and police said the city corporation had started widening the Chowdhurypara-Mouchak road and instructed the residents to remove their establishments from both sides of the street.
As one Mobarak refused to remove his house as per the instructions, councillor of ward-2 Nazrul Islam beat him up, said police.
Later, the supporters of councillor of ward-4 Nur Hossain, a relative of Mobarak, attacked the loyalists of Nazrul following a rumour that Mobarak had died. During the conflict, at least 20 shops were vandalised and looted, said locals. The violence ended after police's intervention.
Mobarak is being treated in a local hospital, said family members.
12:01 AM, February 02, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015