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One killed, 25 injured in Habiganj clash

Update : 09 Apr 2023, 11:35

At least one person was killed and 25 others were injured in a factional clash between  two groups allegedly over establishing supremacy in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj district on April 3.

The deceased was identified as Jahangir Miah, 45.

The injured are now undergoing treatment at Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital. The identities of the injured could not be known immediately.

The incident took place at Kushiartola village under Makrampur union of the upazila at around 6 pm.

According to Baniachong Police Station officer-in-charge, Ajoy Chandra Dev," police rushed the spot and fired 20 rounds of bullets and used two rounds of tear gas to bring the situation under control. The body was sent to the Habiganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy and legal steps would be taken in this regard. Six people were detained from the spot after the incident while members of law enforcing agencies have been patrolling the area to ward off any violent incident further."

Locals claim that there was a longstanding dispute between former union parishad member Azam Ali and Kachham Ali of Kushiartala village under the upazila. People of both groups locked into an altercation over income earned from properties during an arbitration on Saturday afternoon.

At one point, the groups attacked each other with locally made lethal weapons, leaving Jahangir, belonged to the Kachham Ali group, dead on the spot and 25 others injured. 


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