Man killed in Habiganj land clash

Man killed in Habiganj land clash

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A man was killed and ten others were injured in a clash between two rival groups over a land-related dispute at Kalikapur village in Madhabpur upazila on Saturday evening.The deceased was identified as Zia Uddin Zeru, 55, a resident of the village.
Quoting locals, police said two groups – one led by Zia and the other by Saifuddin Swapan—of the village had long been at loggerheads over the ownership of a piece of land.Over the issue, supporters of the two groups equipped with home-made weapons locked into a bloody clash in the evening which left 11 people including Zia injured.
On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after half an hour of frantic efforts.Later the injured were rushed to Madhabpur Health Complex where doctors declared Zia dead.Police also arrested Swapan Miah from the hospital in this connection.Molla Monir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Madhabpur Police Station, confirmed the incident.There also had taken place a murder incident in 2010 over the issue, added the OC. -UNB, Habiganj

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