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12:00 AM, April 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 28, 2018

Elderly man killed over land dispute

35 injured in Faridpur clash

An elderly man was killed and seven of his family members were injured in a clash over a disputed land at Gorinabari Prodhanpara village in Panchagarh Sadar upazila on Thursday.

The deceased is Halim Uddin, 60.

There had been a long-standing dispute over a piece of land between Halim and one Mansur Ali of the same village, said police quoting locals, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent.

On Thursday afternoon, a group of people armed with lethal weapons and sticks, led by Mansur Ali, went to the around 22-bigha of land where Halim's family were growing crops, said police quoting locals. The group started destroying the crops.

As Halim and his family members resisted, they attacked them leaving Halim dead on the spot and seven others including his wife, son and relatives injured. The injured are being treated at Panchagarh Sadar Hospital.

Halim's nephew filed a murder case with Panchagarh Police Station the same day accusing 37 people including Mansur Ali, his sons Safiar and Musa and other relatives, said Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of the police station.

Meanwhile, in Faridpur, at least 35 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers at Khamarkanda village under Bhanga upazila early yesterday, reports our correspondent. The injured were admitted to local hospitals.

According to locals, Musa Sheikh, a villager, brought four labourers from Faridpur town for digging soil on Thursday. Once they finished the work, one Sahabuddin Howlader hired them to do some chores. But he did not pay them the promised amount.

The four then complained to Musa who had an altercation with Sahabuddin over the issue on Thursday evening. Early yesterday, their followers, armed with sharp weapons, attacked each other.

Kazi Sirajul Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Police Station, said, “Additional police were deployed in the area.” No case was filed till filing of the report yesterday evening.

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