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Comilla 5 BNP candidate comes under attack

  • Published at 01:05 am December 28th, 2018
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Prof Md Yunus, BNP candidate in Comilla 5 seat, inspects the damage caused to one of his cars during an attack on his campaign in Nimsar area under the district's Burichong upazila on Thursday Dhaka Tribune

The attack took place in Burichong upazila while he was there campaigning

BNP nominated candidate from Comilla 5 (Burichong-Brahmanpara) Prof Yunus came under attack, on Thursday, during his campaign in the constituency.

The attack took place in Burichong upazila while he was there campaigning, where attackers vandalized his car and assaulted 10 activists, including his son, said Kabir Hossain, steering committee coordinator for Yunus’s campaign.

According to Kabir, a 35 member team launched the attack in the midst of their campaign, injuring Yunus’s son Mehedi Hasan Sumon, the driver Alamgir Hossain, and other party activists of the upazila.    

Burichong police station Officer-in-Charge, Akul Chandra Biswas, said the police had rescued Prof Yunus from the scene and brought him back to his house in Comilla. However the attackers had already fled the scene.

No complaints were filed yet, however legal actions following primary investigation shall be taken once a complaint is filed, he added.

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