Land dispute leaves 1 killed, 10 injured | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 21, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:43 AM, February 21, 2021

Land dispute leaves 1 killed, 10 injured

A man was killed and at least 10 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers centring a feud allegedly over a disputed land in Gopalganj's Kotalipara upazila on Friday.

The deceased, Aktar Hossain Gazi, 35, was son of Samsul Haque Gazi of Attabari village in the upazila.

Locals said there had been a longstanding conflict between Ohab Ali Gazi and Sohrab Hossain Gazi of Attabari village over the ownership of a disputed land.

As a sequel to the feud, supporters of both the groups equipped with lethal weapons locked in a fierce clash on Friday. The half an hour long clash left at least 11 people from both sides injured.

The injured were rushed to Kotalipara Upazila Health Complex, from where Aktar was later shifted to Khulna Medical College Hospital for better treatment.

Aktar succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment there around 11:00pm the same night.

Police said victim's brother filed a case with the police station accusing 26 named and 10 to 15 unidentified people yesterday.

Meanwhile, police detained two people yesterday.

The arrestees--Rashid Mollah, 50, and Salam Gazi, 68, of neighbouring Titoshi village--were later produced before a court that sent them to jail.

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