Man dies in B'baria clash
A man was killed and at least 12 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over establishing supremacy in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila yesterday.
The deceased, Jamal Miah, 50, was son of Himmat Ali of Dubla village in the upazila.
Police and witnesses said there had been a feud between supporters of Rahat Miah and Rouf Miah of the village for long over establishing supremacy in the area.
In a sequel to the previous enmity, both the groups locked in a clash with sticks and bamboos around 3:00pm that gradually spread in the entire village and its adjacent areas.
On information, police rushed in and fired several rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.
Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Model Police Station Mainur Rahman said Jamal was killed and at least 12 people from both sides were injured during the clash.
Away in Faridpur, at least eight people were injured when two factions of local ruling Awami League (AL) clashed in Shaltha upazila on Wednesday over establishing supremacy.
A number of houses were set on fire during the clash.
Quoting locals, police said supporters of former Bhowal UP chairman Abdul Wahab, also president of Bhowal union unit of AL, and local AL leader Mofazzal Hossan locked in a clash around 8:30pm following an altercation between them over establishing supremacy that left eight people injured.