At least 10 people were injured, including five bullet-hit, in a clash between two factions of Jubo League, youth wing of Awami League, over taking control of a sand quarry (Balu Mahal) in Gafargaon upazila on Sunday.
Injured Tajmoon, 32, Ridoy, 25, Bipul, 27, Mustakim, 20, and Tara, 25, who sustained bullet injuries, were rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) first and later shifted to National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dhaka as their condition deteriorated.
Quoting locals, Officer in Charge (OC) of Gafargaon Police Station Abdul Ahad said an altercation took place between Jubo League’s Gafargaon upazila unit Joint-Convener Abu Kawsar and its municipal unit Joint-Convener Tajmoon Ahmed over collecting toll from a sand quarry around 6:30pm.
Though Tajmoon is the legal lease of the sand quarry, Kawsar and his men were trying to get illegal facilities from there, the OC said.
As a sequel to the enmity, a group allegedly loyal to Kawsar attacked Tajmoon and his men while they were sitting in Jamtola area around 7:30pm, leaving 10 people injured, including five bullet-hit.
Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation, the OC said, adding that none had lodged any complaint in this regard yet.