Chairman of Omarpur Union Parishad (UP) in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj district allegedly beat up a female member of the UP centering a feud over distribution of Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) cards on Wednesday.
The incident took place at the Chowhali upazila parishad premise in the afternoon.
Injured UP member Aleya Khatun, 45, is now undergoing treatment at Nagarpur Upazila Health Complex in Tangail.
Aleya engaged in an altercation with Omarpur UP Chairman Md Abdul Matin Mandol over distribution of VGD cards at the upazila parishad premises, said the victim's son Milon Pasha.
“At one stage of altercation, the chairman started beating my mother,” alleged Milon.
His mother sustained injuries in left hand and ear, said Milon, adding that she was later taken to the health complex in Tangail.
The chairman often harassed her and creates obstacles in performing her duty, said Aleya.
“The chairman deprived me from VGD cards allotment. As I protested it, he beat me,” she said.
Refuting the allegation of beating the female UP member, Chairman Matin said she attacked him first.
“Aleya Khatun suddenly attacked me in front of local people and I tried to stop her. At one stage, she fell to the ground and sustained injuries.” said Matin.
The chairman said total 478 VGD cards were allotted in his union and UP member Aleya got 17 cards according to the ratio of manpower but she demanded 40 cards.
No case was filed in this connection as of filing of this report around 9:00pm yesterday, said Inspector Hasibur of Chowhali Police Station.
Action will be taken after getting complaint, he said.