Injured Bashanti, 30, Bidhan, 38, Ranjit, 60, Shushanto, 40, Uttam, 57, Akash, 20, Sujon, 40, Bijoy, 35, Kumar, 23, Tapan, 18, Prashankjit, 15, Utpal, 18, Mohon, 22, and Makhon, 35, were admitted to Bheramara Upazila Health Complex, while Shabana, 30, left the hospital after receiving primary treatment.
Uttam and Shanjoy of the community said Bablu, Shamim, Chanchal and some other local youths were doing drug peddling in Horijan populated Bamanpara area of Bheramara.
On Sunday, police arrested the three aforementioned youths, as the people of the community complained to Bheramara police station of drug peddling against them.
But, on the night, they were freed from the lock-up.
The next morning when Sujon went to Aziz Biri intersection in Bamanpara with his van, the trio beat him and seized his van.
When people of the Harijan community rushed to the spot to rescue Sujon, the drug
peddlers attacked them with local weapons.
On information, Bheramara municipality Mayor Shamimul Islam Sana went to the spot and rescued the injured.
Nur Hossain Khandker, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the police brought the situation under control and detained Ujjal in this connection.
However, he claimed that Bablu, Chanchal and Shamim were drug addicts, not drug peddlers.