Two persons were killed and 15 others injured in a clash between the supporters of Awami League and Jamaat-e-Islami at Shyampur union of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Bashir Uddin, 36, son of Abu Bakr Siddique of Lebudanga under Radhanagar union of Gomostapur upazila and Nasir Uddin, 35, son of late Altaf Hossain of Saratnagar under Shyampur union of Shibganj upazila.
Bashir Uddin was the secretary of 5 no. ward unit of Shibganj poura Jamaat and also a teacher of Bhabanipur Fazil Madrasha in the area and Nasir was an AL activist.
OC of Shibganj thana Mizanur Rahman said the two groups locked in hot debate before they fought each other leaving 17 persons injured. Seriously injured Bashir Uddin was rushed to Shibganj upazila health complex and Nasir was rushed to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital. But the doctors on duty declared them dead. Being informed police of Shibganj thana rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
-With The Independent input