A ward councillor candidate in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls was hacked on Monday by miscreants in the Tin-shed area of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) on Monday evening.
Victim Rafiqul Islam Dhali, councillor contestant from ward 28 and central vice-president of Bangladesh Chhatra League, said he went to the BARI around 7:30 pm.
Five men of his rival Zobed Ali swooped on him and hacked him with sharp weapons, he claimed.
Later, locals rescued him while the attackers managed to flee, as per a UNB report.
Dhali was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.
Officer-in-charge of Gazipur Aminul Islam said no case was filed in this regard.