News No.36/2016: Friday, April 22, 2016
THE ACTIVISTS of the Bangladesh Chattra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, roughed up their co-activist belonging to Tripura community in Matiranga, Khagrachari district today.
Jawaharlal Tripura, 35, was beaten up at Ajodhya Moar area near Matiranga town in the afternoon today.
The incident is related to the UP elections to be held tomorrow, and has its origin in another incident which took place yesterday, April 21.
According to sources, on Thursday night Chattra League activist Rahim and his friends had visited Jawaharlal Tripura’s house at Shonkhola-para to campaign for Tajul Islam, a candidate for Ward No. 8 of Belchari Union.
When Jawaharlal said that he would not vote for Tajul, Rahim became furious, and a heated exchange of words ensued between them.
Rahim returned home after failing to persuade Jawaharlal to work and vote for Tajul.