A local leader of Bangladesh Chatra League (BCL) and another member of the student wing have been arrested in connection with an attack on a government official in Kurigram’s Char Rajibpur upazila.
Police picked up Jewel Rana, BCL general secretary of Char Rajibpur Sadar, and Abdur Rahman Biswas from their houses in the upazila late on Thursday night on charges of assaulting project implementation officer (PIO) Souvrata Das.
Souvrata was distributing Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) money on Char Rajibpur Union Parishad premises on Wednesday morning when Upazila Chairman Akbar Hossain Hiro and Upazila Awami League President Abdul Hai went there, along with party activists.
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As Souvrata did not stand up while talking to Abdul, Jewel Rana and his supporters suddenly started beating him. Later he was rescued by his colleagues and the local police and rushed to Upazila Health Complex for treatment.
Souvrata said, "I was attacked because I couldn't give proper attention to the Upazila Chairman while distributing money to the local people." Later he registered a complaint with police.
Char Rajibpur Police Station officer-in-charge Nabiul Hasan confirmed the arrest of the two BCL leaders and said a case was registered last night in connection with the attack on the government official.
Jewel Rana and Abdur Rahman Biswas were produced in a court that sent them to judicial custody, he added.