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30 injured in Lalmonirhat Awami League rivalry clash

  • Published at 10:07 pm November 25th, 2019
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Photo shows police officials arriving at the site of the clash in Lalmonirhat on Monday, November 25, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The clash took place during the triennial council of Sreerampur union Awami League unit in Patgram Upazila around 2.30 pm on Monday

At least 30 people, including police members, were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Awami League in Lalmonirhat

The clash took place during the triennial council of Sreerampur union Awami League unit in Patgram Upazila around 2.30 pm on Monday.

Police fired 50 rounds of shotgun bullets, and three rounds of tear shell canisters, and charged baton in order to bring the chaotic situation under control.

Confirming the matter, Sumon Kumar Mohonto, officer-in-charge of  Patgram   police station said: ''The clash ensued between two rival groups supporting Abul Hashem and Rafiqul Islam. 

They were both aspirants for the post of president in the triennial conference of Sreerampur union Awami League unit.''

''Injured are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals, and clinics including Rangpur Medical College Hospital.'' the OC added.