Clash over land kills one in Laxmipur

Clash over land kills one in Laxmipur

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One person was killed and eight others were injured in a clash over a land-related dispute between two groups at Shaharapara village in Ramganj upazila on Sunday night.The deceased was identified as Faridul Islam, activist of the Bholakot union unit of Jubo League, youth front of the ruling Awami League, and son of Shahid Ullah.Officer-in-charge (OC) of Ramganj Police Station M Manjurul Islam said two groups, one led by Masudur Rahman, a local BNP activist, and the other by Shahid Ullah, a local Awami League activist, had been in a conflict over a piece of land for long.As a sequel to it, a brawl ensued between members of both the groups around 8.00pm and at one stage, they, equipped with lethal weapons, engaged in clash with each other, leaving Faridul dead on the spot and eight others injured from both sides, the OC added.Of the injured, one named Mamunur Rashid Mamun was admitted to Noakhali General Hospital in critical condition.On the other hand, additional policemen were deployed at the village to fend off untoward situation further. -UNB, Laxmipur

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