Clash over disputed land | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, August 15, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, August 15, 2009


Clash over disputed land

At least 16 people were injured in a bloody clash yesterday morning between brother and sisters over share of land property in Kachi Char area under Sadar upazila. Police and hospital sources said five sisters were demanding 18 bighas of parental land from their brother Israil Hossain for about 10 years. Israil gave only two bighas after their father's death. But the rest land was not properly shared causing the violent clash. Two groups, one led by Israil Hossain and the other by his sister Jyotsna Begum clashed with sharp weapons leaving 16 including four women seriously injured. Most of them received head injuries and were admitted to Kurigram Sadar Hospital. Kurigram-2 lawmaker Jafar Ali, MP of women's reserved seat, Ahmed Nazmin Sultana Nazli and Deputy Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman visited the injured patients at the hospital.

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