Three security guards have been assaulted and severely wounded by miscreants while on patrol duty at Chuadanga's Darshana International railway station.
The incident took place on Saturday night.
The injured are 38 year-old Hafizur Rahman of Titudah village of Chuadanga sadar upazila, 50-year old Abdur Razzak of Kalia upazila in Narail district and 35 year-old Sanjit Kumar Biswas of Shailkupa upazila in Jhenaidah district.
A source at Darshan rail yard said: “Five men were on patrol duty as usual, when a gang of seven or eight miscreants armed with sharp weapons attacked them. Locals responding to cries of help, arrived on the scene to rescue the wounded and took them to Chuadanga sadar hospital.”
Dr Moshiur Rahman of Chuadanga hospital's emergency unit said: “The injury marks found on various parts of the victims' bodies are severe. Hafizur and Razzak's wounds have been found to be most fatal, hence, they have been sent to Dhaka for treatment.”
Chief Inspector of the security in-charge unit, Shah Alam said: “The assailants have been identified. They have been involved in vandalism and looting of freight trains arriving from India for quite some time.”
Shah Alam also said that they might have staged the attack as their attempts at robbing had been foiled before.
Police officers from Darshana police investigation center have conducted a raid after the incident and arrested five on suspicion of the unprecedented attack, Jasim, Rashedul, Sujon, Harun and Gaffar.