10 injured as rivals clash in Khagrachhari
At least 10 people were injured in a clash between indigenous people and Bangalee settlers in Batchhari area of Sadar upazila on Sunday afternoon.
Of the injured, four were admitted to Khagrachhari Adhunik Sadar Hospital while the rest given first aid.
Locals said there was a longstanding conflict between one Subrata Das and Jamit Lal Chakma over 10 acres of land in the area.
The clash took place at around 5:30pm when the supporters of Jamit Lal resisted the bid of a group of settlers, led by Subrata, to construct a house on the land.
At a protest rally, Parbattya Bangali Chhatra Parishad (PBCP) yesterday demanded immediate arrest and punishment of the attackers.
Leaders of United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) district unit condemned the alleged bid for grabbing the land.