12:00 AM, September 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 AM, September 09, 2018

Two killed in Comilla clash

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Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash between two rival groups over erecting fence around a disputed land in Brahmanpara upazila yesterday.

Of the injured, five were admitted to Comilla Medical College Hospital while the rest given first aid.

The deceased were Khorshed Alam, 52, son of Abdul wadud, and Sanu Mia, 50, son of Abdus Sobhan of Sidhlai village in the upazila.

Locals said there was a longstanding conflict between Liton and Shamsul Haque of the village over establishing supremacy in the area.

As a sequel to the conflict, the men of the two rival groups yesterday attacked each other over erecting fence around the disputed land, leaving Khorshed dead on the spot and 16 people from both sides injured.

Of the injured, Sanu died on the way to the hospital, said Shahjahan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Brahmanpara Police Station.

Gias Uddin, chairman of Shidlai Union Parishad, said Liton's uncle Mofiz was killed in a clash a few years ago. 

Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert further trouble.