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12:00 AM, February 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:10 AM, February 05, 2020

2 killed over land disputes

Two people have been killed over land disputes in Sirajganj and Habiganj districts. 

A man was killed and 15 others were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Nishchintapur village in Sirajganj’s Raiganj upazila yesterday, reports our Paban correspondent.

The deceased was identified as Md Abdul Matin, 50, son of Sajahan Ali of the village.

He worked as Ansar member of Bogura Ansar-VDP camp, said Officer-in-Charge of Raiganj Police Station Panchanad Biswas. 

Police said there was a longstanding conflict between one Shahidul and Saban Ali over taking control of a piece of land.  

As a sequel to the conflict, the men of the two rivals attacked each other with lethal weapons yesterday morning, leaving at least 16 people from both sides injured, said the OC, adding that Matin later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, he said.

Additional police personnel have been deployed in the area to avoid any further trouble, said the police official.

In Habiganj, a youth was stabbed to death and three others were injured allegedly by rivals over land dispute at Karacha village in Baniachong upazila of the district on Sunday, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent.

The deceased was identified as Mamun Mia, 30, son of Abdul Matin of the village in the upazila.

 Sheikh Md Shamim, additional police superintendent, said there had been longstanding conflict between one Mamun Mia and Iqbal Mia over the land.

As a sequel to the conflict, the men of the two rivals locked in an altercation around 8:30pm on Sunday.

At one stage, Iqbal Mia and his men stabbed Mamun indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured.

Mamun was rushed to Habiganj Sadar Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead around 11:00pm, said Dr Mukhlesur Rahman of the Hospital.

Iqbal also hit three other men as they tried to obstruct him. The two injured were admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital and another injured Abdul Kayum to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical state.

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