2 killed in Chuadanga bomb attack
Two people were killed as miscreants carried out a bomb attack over a khas land [government land] dispute in Jibonnagar upazila of Chuadanga last night.
The deceased – Mohammad Ali, 50 and Sahabuddin, 70, – were inhabitants of the khas land at Gangadaspur village.
A group of some 15 people threw seven crude bombs at a tea stall where some residents of the khas land were having tea around 7:30pm, Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Jibonnagar Police Station, told our correspondent.
The attack left Mohammad Ali dead on the spot and three others including Sahabuddin and his wife Maleka Khatun injured.
The injured were rushed to Jessore General Hospital where Sahabuddin succumbed to his injuries around 10:30pm while the conditions of the rest two remain critical, hospital sources said.
According to locals and police, around 46 landless families had been living on 116 Bighas of government land, referred to as Gangadaspur Bhumihin Samity since 1973.
Slain Mohammad Ali inherited his father late Jabed Ali’s land.
Ali was having a dispute over this land with one Abdul Hye Tuku, an influential leader of ruling Awami League since 2012, locals said.