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10 shot in Magura clash over arranging Was Mohfil

Crime 2022-03-05, 5:52pm

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Magura, Mar 5 - At least 10 people were shot and wounded on Saturday during a clash between two rival groups over arranging a waj mahfil at Urura village in Mohammadpur upazila in Magura.

Ten injured people were admitted to a hospital and all are currently out of danger, said Dr Zahidur Rahman, Associate Professor of Magura Medical College Hospital.

There was a longstanding  rivalry between the supporters of Monirul , current member of ward-5 of Binodpur Union Parishad, and former member Liakat Molla, said  local people.

Their supporters locked into a clash over arranging a waj mahfil around 10 am on Saturday, said Nasir Uddin, Officer-in-Charge of Mohammadpur police station.

He said police were forced to fire bullets of shotgun and rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.

“Police personnel have been deployed to avoid further trouble and a case will be filed in this regard,” said OC Nasir Uddin.

Monirul Molla and Shahidul Islam, two residents of the area,  claimed at least five houses were vandalized during the clash. UNB