At least 30 people were injured as activists of Awami League and Jamaat-e-Islami clashed on Friday over control of an Eidgah field in Faridpur upazila. Of the victims, 12 were admitted in different hospitals.
Police and locals said the clash erupted between supporters of Faridpur Union Parishad Chairman Robiul Islam Robi, a Jamaat activist, and Moktar Hossain, President of ward unit AL before Jummah prayers over forming the managing committee of Berhawlia Eidgah.
Officer-in-Charge of Faridpur police station Faruk Hossain said Muktar Hossain had been leading the Eidgah committee for years. Recently UP Chairman Robiul Islam attempted to form a new committee with his own men.
A meeting was held at the Berhawlia Eidgah on Friday morning to reform the Eidgah committee with supporters of the both groups. At one point, the two groups attacked each other.
OC Hossain said both groups used lethal weapons. At least 30 people were injured in the incident.
Of the injured, Jamaat supporters Hossain Ali, 38, Abdur Razzak, 42, Taher Ali, 50, Moni, 32, Jamal Uddin, 36,Shopon, 30 and Awami League supporters Rofikul Islam, 26, Babu, 18, Shahid, 38, Rohmat Pramanik, 50, Abdullah, 20 and Farid, 45 were admitted to Vangura and Faridpur Upazila Health Complex. Police visited the spot but no cases had been filed at the time of filing this report, the OC said.