UP member, brother killed in Munshiganj clash

UP member, brother killed in Munshiganj clash

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Dhaka – A newly elected union parishad member and his brother were killed and at least 12 people injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over establishing supremacy at Char Bolaki in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj districtr on Thursday evening, UNB news agency has reported.The deceased were identified as Golap Sarkar, 45, a member of Hosendi Union Parishad, and his younger brother Ayub Sarker, 28.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district M Saiful Hasan said two groups of villagers — one led by Abdul Matin, ex-chairman of Hosendi Union Parishad, and the other by Nazmul Hossain — had long been at loggerheads over establishing dominance in the area.
On Thursday evening, the supporters of the two groups were locked in a clash over the rivalry.
There were chase and counter-chase when both sides also traded gunfire, leaving 14 people injured, including seven with bullets.
The two siblings were taken to Sonargaon Health Complex in Narayanganj where duty doctors declared them dead.
Five of the injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital and others to the Munshiganj General Hospital.
Meanwhile, police detained five of the injured from the Munshiganj General Hospital.

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