Youth killed over land dispute
A youth was killed in a clash over a land dispute at village Banshati in Iswarganj upazila of the district yesterday.
The deceased was Helal Uddin, 26, son of Ashram Uddin of the village.
Police and family sources said there had been a long standing dispute over a piece of land between Helal's father Ashram Uddin and his neighbour Chand Miah.
When Chand Miah and his men tried to harvest boro paddy on the disputed land yesterday morning, Helal stopped them.
Helal and his family members also locked into an altercation with the rival group.
At one stage, the rival group men attacked Helal and his men with sharp weapons around 11:00am.
Md Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Iswarganj Police Station, said Helal and five others of both the groups sustained injuries in the clash and were rushed to Iswarganj Upazila Health Complex where Helal succumbed to his injuries.
Two of the injured were later shifted to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital while the body was sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy.
A case was filed with Iswarganj Police Station in this regard.