Thakurgaon: A Fishermen’s League leader named Shakeel Ahmed (25) died in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Baliadangi in Thakurgaon.
Shakil died on Sunday (September 4) while undergoing treatment at Dinajpur’s M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital.
Shakil Ahmed is the General Secretary of Bhano Union Fishermen League of Baliadangi Upazila. He is the son of late Samshul Alam of Haldibari village in Bhanore union and brother of local Jubo League leader Saeed Alam.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of Vanor Union Jubo League Saeed Alam filed a case in Baliadangi police station accusing 20 people including Rafiqul Islam, Chairman of Vanor Union Parishad (UP) in this clash.
UP Chairman and other accused are absconding since the case.
According to the source of the case, Jubo League leader Saeed Alam and the worshipers protested last Friday (02 September) when the imam of Haldibari Jame Masjid gave an offensive speech. This led to tension between the two sides and clashes ensued. Several people were injured on both sides. The Jubo League leader filed a case at the Baliadangi police station accusing four people in the same night.
On hearing the news of the case, the Chairman’s men got angry and beat up Saeed on Saturday morning (September 03) while he was going through the road on the south side of the Union Land Office. After that, when family members including his brother Shakeel Ahmed rushed to save him, a clash broke out between the two sides. Jubo League leaders Saeed Alam and Shakeel Ahmed were seriously injured. The injured were admitted to Baliadangi Upazila Health Complex. When Shakeel’s condition deteriorated, he was taken to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in Dinajpur.
Later on Sunday around 5 o’clock in the morning he died there while undergoing treatment. Later in the morning, Saeed filed a murder case accusing 20 people including UP Chairman of Bhano.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Baliadangi Police Station Khairul Anam said that an operation is underway to arrest the accused.
Bangladesh Time: 1420 hours, September 4, 2022