At least 15 people including a freedom fighter were injured in a clash between two feuding groups over land dispute in Indurkani upazila of the district yesterday.
The injured were admitted to Pirojpur Sadar Hospital and Morrelganj Upazila Health Complex in Bagerhat.
Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Indurkani Police Station, said soon after being informed, they visited the scene and detained three individuals on suspicion of being involved in the clash.
Necessary action will be taken once any victim files a case in this connection, he added.
One of the injured, freedom fighter Motaleb Choukider, said early yesterday morning, near about 40 people led by Latif Choukider, a neighbour of his, arrived at 31 decimals of his paternal land, in an attempt to take its possession by force.
Latif's men launched an attack on him and his relatives with sharp weapons and sticks and torched a stack of straw as the latter protested the move. The attack left nine of his relatives including a woman injured, claimed Motaleb.
Although the matter has already been solved at the court, “Latif has been claiming the possession of my land for the past two years,” he also claimed.
Latif, however, told local journalists that his neighbour, Motaleb, had been forcibly occupying a piece of land that he (Latif) had purchased.
“After I went to build a house on my land yesterday, he [Motaleb] along with his men attacked my men and injured seven people,” he added.