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55 injured in 2 districts

Update : 29 Mar 2015, 06:11 PM

At least 55 people were injured in clashes in Gopalganj and Rangpur districts yesterday.

Our Gopalganj correspondent reports: 30 people were hurt in a clash between two groups at Gopinathpur-Maddyapara village under Majhikandi union in Sadar upazila yesterday.

Police said there had been a longstanding conflict between the supporters of present UP chairman Maksud Ali and former chairman Hafizur Rahman over establishing supremacy in the area.

In the morning, the supporters of two groups attacked each other with local weapons leaving 30 injured.

On information, police went to the spot and fired 50 bullets to bring the situation under control.

The police also arrested 16 people from the spot.

Of the injured, six were sent to Sadar Hospital in critical condition.

Zakir Hossain Molla, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station confirmed the incident.

In Rangapur,  25 people were injured as the supporters of both contesting group clashed with each other during Union Parishad poll in Sadar upazila.

Sadar police station SI Abu Taher said, the clash ensued between the supporters of both candidates at Harpalli Bahumukhi Fazil Madrasah centre around 2:15pm, leaving 25 injured. 

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