Hindu priest killed in clash
A Hindu priest was killed during a clash between the management committee of Shonai Kali Temple and its rival group at Nashibganj Bazar in Pirganj upazila on Thursday evening.
The deceased was identified as Shashi Mohan Barman, 70, priest of the temple.
Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hamid of Pirgonj Police Station said Shubhendranath Barman, vice-president of the temple management committee and son of the priest, went to Nashibgonj Bazar to collect contributions for upcoming Kali Puja.
A rival group of the committee led by Shontosh and his three accomplices came to the bazar and engaged in an altercation with Shubhendranath.
Shashi arrived at the spot just as the two groups started fighting and at one stage he was hit with a stick, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to the district sadar hospital yesterday for autopsy.
Shubhendranath filed a murder case with the police station yesterday accusing four people including Shontosh.