At least 10 people, including children, were injured as miscreants attacked a Hindu family in Patuakhali yesterday afternoon.
Around 50 members of a group called Jahir Bahini allegedly launched an attack on the house of Khitish Majumder’s family at Dashmina upazila’s Thakurer hat area around 5:30pm yesterday.
Khitish Majumder said an “influential group” had been trying to occupy his business establishment in Thakurer hat for several months and around 50 men attacked his home yesterday evening.
“They attacked us with sticks and sharp weapons,” he added.
When locals come to the spot to rescue the family and the attackers fled, he said.
This correspondent tried to reach the leader of Jahir Bahini over phone but could not reach him.
Officer-in-Charge of Dashmina Police Station SM Jalal Uddin said that, on information, a police team rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
Additional policemen was deployed at the spot, he said, adding that steps would be taken after proper investigation.
No case was filed till filing the report around 10:00pm yesterday.