One killed in pre-polls violence in Tangail
At least one person was killed and 10 others injured in a clash between two groups centring the upcoming union parishad elections at Pikel village of Doptior union under Nagarpur upazila in Tangail today.
The deceased, Tota Sheikh (40), was a son of local Awami League ward President Akkel Sheikh, reports our Tangail correspondent quoting Sarkar Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Nagarpur Police Station.
Quoting locals, police said a rival faction launched an attack with Tota Sheikh and others following an altercation that broke out between the two groups.
Ten people were injured in the attack and were taken to Daulatpur Upazila Health Complex where Tota Sheikh succumbed to his injuries, said the OC.
Another person with critical injuries is undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.
OC Sarkar said he along with Mirzapur circle's assistant superintendent of police rushed to the spot following the incident.