Naogaon, Sept 23 (UNB) – A BNP leader has been killed and six others injured in clashes between two groups of Niamatpur upazila BNP at Khoribari hat of Bahadurpur Union of the upazila.
The incident occurred at Khoribari Hat of the upazila on Sunday afternoon. At least seven people of both the groups including Wahed Ali, 40, member of Niamatpur upazila BNP convening committee and member of ward number 7 of Bahadurpur Union Parishad.
Wahed Ali, 46, died on Monday morning at Rajshahi Medical Hospital while undergoing treatment.
The deceased Wahed Ali, 40, member of Niamatpur upazila BNP convening committee and member of ward number 7 of Bahadurpur Union Parishad.
The injured are : BNP activists Sohel Rana, 26, Abdul Aziz, 35, Nurun Nabi Nuhu, 38, Monjur Russel, 33, Afzal Hossain, 38, and Shafiqul Islam,30.
Of the injured, Wahed Ali, Sohel Rana, Nurunnabi and Monjur Russel were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in critical condition on Sunday night while others were treated at Niamatpur Upazila Health Complex. Wahed Ali died on Monday morning at Rajshahi Medical Hospital while undergoing treatment.
Local people and police said that a union BNP workers’ meeting led by Wahed Ali was going on at Khoribari Bazar of the upazila at 4pm. At one stage, joint convener of upazila BNP Convening Committee Imran Hossain along with his supporters came to the meeting venue.
Later, at one stage of altercation, clashes ensued between the two groups. In the clash, seven leaders and workers of both the groups received injury.
Following the killing incident, tension is mounting among the leaders and workers of Niamatpur upazila BNP.
Party sources said that Niamatpur Upazila BNP has divided over getting BNP nomination in the last 11th Parliament Election.