At least 30 people including Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy were injured as hawkers clashed with the mayor’s supporters on Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Ivy sustained minor injury in her leg during the clash while five were critically injured, local correspondent reported.
According to police, the clash ensued after Ivy along with her followers went to Chashara area to oversee the illegal occupation on footpaths.
Meanwhile, the hawkers occupied the footpaths in protest of NCC mayor’s hawker-free footpath movement.
The mayor started to walk down the footpaths with her supporters from her NCC office around 4:30pm. As she went to Chashara area, hawkers hurled brickbats and stones at them, triggering the clash.
At least 30 people including the NCC mayor were injured in the clash, police said. Ivy was hit by a stone in her leg at the time, said her brother Ali Ahmed Ripon.
Five of the injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition, said Asaduzzaman, medical officer of Narayanganj General Hospital.
Later, police fired several rounds of blank shots to disperse the clashing people.