Lalmonirhat, Mar 26 (UNB) – A local journalist was assaulted during a clash between two factions of Awami League that left nine people injured in Hatibandha upazila on Tuesday.
Witnesses said supporters of AL candidate in the upazila parishad election from Hatibandha Liakat Hossain Bachchu brought out a rally in the upazila headquarters in the morning on the occasion of the Independence and National Day.
The clash ensued in Badar area when followers of party rebel candidate in the election Sarwar Hayat Khan tried to take out another procession.
A chase and counter-chase took place between the two groups during the melee that left nine people injured from the both sides.
The feuding groups also beat Asaduzzaman Saju, district correspondent of the Dainik Manab Kantho, as he tried to take pictures of the clash.
Officer-in-charge of Hatibandha Police Station Omar Faruque said the situation now remained under control while additional policemen were deployed in the upazila headquarters to fend off further trouble.