AL leader hacked by rival party men

A local leader of ruling Awami League (AL) was hacked allegedly by his rival party men in Amtoli area under Sundarganj upazila on Monday night.

Critically injured Chandan Kumar, 45, assistant office secretary of Sundarganj upazila unit of AL, is now undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Quoting witnesses, police said a gang of 8/10 men, equipped with sharp weapons, attacked Chandan when he reached Amtoli area around 7:30pm.

He was admitted to the upazila health complex and then shifted to the hospital.

Shajedul Islam, organising secretary of the unit, blamed supporters of local lawmaker for the heinous attack on Chandan as he always stand against his illegal acts.

At a protest meeting, Bamondanga union unit of the party demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the attackers.

No case was filed in connection with the incident as of filing of this report at 6:00pm yesterday.


Contacted, Ashrafuzzaman, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Sundarganj Police Station, said additional police have been deployed in the area to avert further untoward situation.