One person has been killed in clashes between supporters of an Awami League-backed and rebel councilor candidate in the city’s Pathantuli. His name is Azgar Ali Babul (55).
Several others were injured in the incident on Tuesday night (January 12). Bdnews24.com
The clash took place at around 8pm in Mogaltuli Magpukurpar area of Pathantuli ward No. 27 of the city, said Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Double Mooring Police Station Sadip Kumar Das.
Another victim named Mahbub is undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
OC Sadeep said, “Supporters of Awami League-backed councilor candidate Nazrul Islam Bahadur clashed with supporters of rebel candidate Abdul Quader. Babul was shot dead and Mahbub was injured in the clash. ”
Abdul Quader Nagar, the last councilor of Ward No. 27, is known as a follower of Awami League general secretary AJM Nasir. This time the party did not nominate him but nominated Bahadur.
Bahadur is a follower of Deputy Education Minister Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury Nawfel. Before Quader, he was a councilor from 2000 to 2014.
Awami League-backed candidate Bahadur has claimed that Babul and Mahbub were his cadres.
He said, “He went to the campaign with the leaders and workers. He was sitting in the election office of the Awami League mayoral candidate in that area at night. From there, on the eve of the campaign in Nazirbhandar Lane, the followers attacked them in the presence of Quader. ”
Quader’s statement was not immediately known.
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