One killed, 25 injured over land disputes | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 28, 2019

One killed, 25 injured over land disputes

A man was killed and at least 25 others were injured in separate incidents of land disputes in Thakurgaon and Habiganj yesterday.

Our Thakurgaon correspondent reported that a man was killed in a clash allegedly over a land dispute in Sadar upazila.

The deceased, Moktadur Rahman, 54, son of late Anisur Rahman, was a resident of Mohammadpur Kalitala village.

Inspector (Investigation) Chittaranjan Roy of Sadar Police Station said there had been a feud between slain Moktadur and two sisters--Rahima, 35, and Parul, 40, daughters of late Dabidul Islam--over the ownership of a piece of land.

An altercation took place between Moktadur's men and supporters of the two sisters around 12:00noon.

At one stage, both the groups attacked each other that left Moktadul critically injured.

He later died on his way to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital.

Away in Habiganj, at least 25 people were injured when two rival groups of villagers locked in a fierce clash allegedly over occupying a government land in Baniachong upazila, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent.

Of the injured, 10 were admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital while 15 others to Baniachong Health Complex and other private clinics in surrounding areas.

Quoting witnesses, police said two rival groups, one led by Ilias Ali, 50, and the other by Rahmat Mia, 46, of Kendua village, locked in a quarrel over occupying a government land on Saturday.

As a sequel, both the groups swooped on each other with sticks and sharp weapons yesterday morning that left 25 people from both sides injured.

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