At least 35 people, including two women, were injured in a clash between two groups of villages over establishing supremacy at Talbaria village in Harinakundo upazila yesterday.
The injured are admitted to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital. Of them, condition of two women--Sufia Khatun and Hasina Begum--are stated to be critical.
Quoting locals, police said there had been a longstanding rivalry between two village leaders Shariful Islam and Samir Uddin over establishing supremacy in the locality.
On Sunday afternoon, a supporter of Shariful locked in an altercation with one of Samir’s supporters over the past union parishad (UP) election.
As a sequel, both the groups, equipped with sharp weapons locked in a fierce clash on Monday morning around 11:00am that left 35 people injured.
Meanwhile, despite repeated attempts this correspondent could not reach Shariful and Samir for their comments in this regard as their phones were found switched-off.