A man was shot dead in a clash between two rival factions of Awami League in Savar yesterday.
Abdur Rahim, 45, son of Monowar Hossen of Chakolgram village in Pathalia union, died after being hit by a bullet in the head, said Nazmul Hassan Firoz, senior assistant superintendent of police (Savar circle).
Locals said there had been a longstanding conflict between AL-backed Pathalia union parishad Chairman Parvez Dewan and AL general secretary of the union Moazzem Hossen over establishing supremacy in the area.
At noon, supporters of both the leaders locked into an altercation in Noyarhat Bazar area. At one stage, the activists carrying sharp weapons and arms attacked each other, leaving Rahim bullet-hit and injuring three others, said Shamim Hasan, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Ashulia Police Station.
Rahim, also a cousin of Moazzem, was declared dead at Savar Enam Medical College Hospital, he added. On information, police rushed in and recovered some sticks and sharp weapons, said Mohshinul Kadir, OC of the police station.
The Daily Star tried to reach Parvez and Moazzem over the phone but their mobile phones were found switched off.
Meanwhile, Shamim Hossen, Bangladesh Chhatra League president of Ashulia Thana unit, alleged his brother was picked up by police in the same evening.
Rahim's body was kept in Enam Medical College morgue. No case was filed till filing of this report as of 1:00am today.