Three people, including two siblings, were killed and 24 others injured in a fierce clash between two groups of people at Shingpur village in Nikli upazila on Friday evening.
The deceased were identified Kanchan, 45, his brother Hadith, 40, sons of Abbas Ali, and Waj Kuruni, 30, son of Abdul Malek, of the village.
Nazrul Islam, a member of Shingpur union parishad, said there had been a dispute between Awami League supporter Hasem-led ‘Madhur’ and BNP supporter Harun-led ‘Benipuira’ of the village for the last one year over establishing supremacy in the locality and ownership of a plot of land.
As a sequel to the enmity, people from the both communities engaged in a clash around 5:30 pm on Friday. A chase and counter chase took place during the melee that left Kuruni and Kanchan dead on the spot and 25 people injured.
Two of the injured — Hadith and Mojammel 25 — were rushed to Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital in Bajitpur where the former succumbed his his injuries. The condition of Mojammel was also stated to be critical.
Of the deceased, Kanchan and Hadith were supporters of Harun group while Kuruni was a supporter of Hasem group. Officer-in-charge of Nikli Police Station Mahbub Alam said the clash took place over establishing supremacy in the area. He also both the groups had also earlier engaged in clashes over the issue. – UNB