At least two people including an elderly woman were killed and four others injured when Janajuddha faction of Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) threw bombs into a small gathering at Paka village of Jibannagar in Chuadanga last night.
Police and witnesses said 10 outlaws led by Badal Roy hurled five homemade bombs into the gathering at a shop at around 9:30pm injuring the six people.
Of them, 85-year-old Fatima Khatun and Lal Chand, 45, died on way to a Jessore hospital. Shop owner Sanwar, 34, Lutfor, 24, Arjel, 40, and Moktar were admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
Janajuddha leader Badal made phone calls to a number of local journalists and claimed the responsibility for the attack. He, however, said their target was Fatima Khatun’s daughter Nasima Begum who is a Union Parishad member and BNP leader.