A man was killed and 11 others were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League over the formation of a ward-level committee in Pabna on Thursday.
Police identified the deceased as Alhaz Sheikh, 35.
Locals said two factions of the ruling party, led by Sharbesh Sheikh and Moslem Master, were at loggerheads over the formation of committee at ward number 9 of Gourigram Union in Santhia upazila.
Sheikh was elected president of the ward, prompting Master’s supporters to attack Sheikh’s men.
They fought with sticks and sharp weapons. Several people, including Alhaz, were injured during the clash.
Locals took them to the Upazila Health Complex where the doctor declared Alhaz dead. Five others, who had been severely injured, were admitted to the hospital.
Pabna Additional Superintendent of Police Masud Alam told UNB that the situation is under control.
Several people, including Master, have been detained, he said.