The clash took place in the Raipura upazila area in the early hours of Tuesday
Two people have been shot dead during a clash over establishing dominance between two groups of villagers in Narsingdi.
The clash, which left five others injured, took place in the Raipura upazila area in the early hours of Tuesday. Three of the five injured men have been sent Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment.
The deceased, Iqbal, 32, and Aman Ullah, 31, hailed from Mirjarchar Union, the same area where the clash took place.
Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Narsingdi Additional Superintendent of Police Jakir Hossain said: “Following the Union Parishad polls in Mirjarchar, a feud was growing between the supporters of newly elected Chairman and Awami League leader Jafar Iqbal Manik, and his rival former chairman Farukul Islam, who is also a ruling party leader.
“These supporters of both factions had recently engaged in sporadic clashes. On Tuesday morning, supporters of ex-chairman Farukul attacked the supporters of incumbent Chairman Manik with firearms, leaving seven people critically injured.”
The police official continued: “Two of the seven injured men were declared dead on arrival by the on-duty doctor after they were taken to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital. Three severely injured victims were then shifted to DMCH for better treatment.”
The remaining two victims of the clash are presently undergoing treatment at Narsingdi Sadar Hospital.