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Hero Alom again comes under attack

UNB . Bogura
25 Dec 2023 19:32:42 | Update: 25 Dec 2023 19:32:42
Hero Alom again comes under attack
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Bangladesh Congress candidate for Bogura-4 constituency Ashraful Alom, better known as Hero Alom, has been allegedly attacked by some ruling party activists while he was campaigning for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election scheduled for January 7.

The incident took place in Kahaloo Bazar area of the upazila around 7pm on Sunday.

Alom said that he went to Kahaloo Bazar in the evening with his leaders and activists to conduct his election campaigning. But before the campaign started, some supporters of ‘boat’, the AL electoral symbol, led by Ramjan came and obstructed the campaigning.

The AL supporters also beat Hero Alom and his supporters Morshedul Robi and Abdus Salam.

Later, they received first aid from the hospital, Hero Alom added.

He said that there were two supporters of the independent candidate Ziaul Haque Molla during the attack, but he did not identify them.

“I will stay in the election campaign till the end. Nothing can keep me away from the election ground except killing me,” he added.

He said that he will submit a written complaint to the Election Commission about the attacks.

Earlier on Saturday evening, his election campaign came under attack and his mobile phone was snatched by AL supporters during the campaign in Muradpur Bazar area of Nandigram upazila.

Abdul Mannan, general secretary of Kahaloo Upazila unit AL said, '”There is no AL nominated candidate in Kahaloo. These are isolated incidents. His organisation will not take responsibility for this.”

Salim Reza, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kahaloo Police Station, said that they identified one of the attackers.

“Efforts are on to arrest him,” he added.