Supporters of two rival candidates for the upcoming union parishad election locked into a clash at Dhala village in Kathuli union under Gangni upazila of Meherpur on Monday (November 8) morning, leaving two people dead and 20 others injured.
The deceased were identified as Jaharul Islam, 57, and Sahadul Islam, 55.
Confirming the matter, Gangni Upazila Health Complex Medical Officer BD Das said, “Among the injured, several others were in critical condition. Four of them were referred to Kushtia Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated.”
Gangni police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Bazlur Rahman said police were sent to the spot soon after being informed about the incident. Additional police were also deployed there to avoid further untoward incident.