A man was killed and at least 10 others were injured in a clash between two groups of rival villagers over taking possession of a disputed land in Sunamganj’s Derai upazila yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Amir Uddin, 45, of Kaldhar village in the upazila.
The injured are now undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Quoting locals, police said there had been a longstanding rivalry between Faruk Miah and Marom Ali of the village over the ownership of a disputed land.
As a sequel to the conflict, supporters of Marom attacked Faruk’s men yesterday morning that triggered the clash.
At one stage, Faruk’s supporters opened fire on their rivals that left Amir dead and 10 others injured.
Officer in Charge of Derai Police Station KM Nazrul Islam said, being informed, they recovered Amir’s body and sent it to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital for autopsy.