Party rivals in Bogra kill Jubo League leader
A Jubo League leader was killed and an activist injured as a rival group attacked them in Matidali area of the district town Saturday midnight.
Victim Shafiqul Islam Shafiq, 34, was president of city Jubo League ward no. 16.
Police said Shafiqul and Jewel were stabbed as the members of the rival groups clashed over establishing supremacy at a gambling session at the month-long international trade fair, organised by Bogra Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
They were rushed to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where the attending doctors declared Shafiq dead.
In Sylhet, police arrested a Jubo League activist along with a light gun (LG) at Puran Bazar in Biswanath upazila headquarters on Wednesday night.
Arrestee Dulal Mahmud Dulu, 26, is son of late Amzad Ali of Myarchar village in Sadar upazila.
Acting on a secret information, police raided the local bazar at about 8:30 pm and held Dulu along with the firearm.
Police said Dulu was an active member of Helal group of Sylhet Jubo League unit. He also confessed that he was a gunrunner and came to that area for selling the firearm.
In Jhenidah, at least 30 people were injured in two separate clashes between two factions of Awami League (AL) at Taminagar and Bordah villages in Shailakupa upazila on Friday.
Witnesses said at least 10 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Taminagar village in the upazila in the morning.
Police quoting locals said the supporters of two groups, one led by Shawkat Ali and another by Latif doctor, locked in an altercation over a trifling matter.
At one stage, the two groups equipped with lethal weapons attacked each other, leaving 10 people injured from both sides.
At least 10 houses were damaged, looted and also set ablaze during the incident. The injured were admitted to the local health complex.
In another incident, 20 people were injured as AL factions clashed at Bordah village in the upazila.
Locals said there was a longstanding conflict between Nazrul member and Ashraful Islam of the party over establishing supremacy in the area.
The supporters of the two groups on Friday morning attacked each other following an altercation over a trifling matter that left 20 people injured from the both sides.
The injured were admitted to Jhenidah and Kushtia sadar hospitals.
Additional police were deployed in and around the villages to avoid further clashes.