50 houses vandalised by rivals
At least five people were injured and 50 houses vandalised during an attack by a group of villagers on their rivals at Ichhamoti village in Sadar upazila yesterday. Locals said there was a longstanding conflict between one Abu Sayeed Khan and Asad Khan over establishing supremacy at the village. On Thursday night, a gang allegedly led by Sayeed felled over 2,000 trees of Asad and his associate Monju Khan. The following day, a case was filed with Sadar police station in this connection. After filing of the case, the supporters of Sayeed attacked the men of Asad, damaged their houses and looted over 20 cattle. On information, police rushed to the village and brought the situation under control, said Sohrab Ali, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station.