‘UP chairman’ shoots dead farmer in Sherpur

26 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SHERPUR: A farmer was gunned down, allegedly by a union parishad chairman, at Kuttamara village in Nalitabari upazila on Thursday over land dispute, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Idris Ali, 26, son of Fazlur Rahman of the village in Jogania union.

Md Abul Khayer, officer-in-charge of Nalitabari Police Station, said that Jogania UP Chairman Habibur Rahman was at loggerheads with one Sorhab Ali of the village over ownership of a plot.

Their supporters clashed around 9am. At one stage, Habibur opened fire, hitting Idris’ throat. Another youth Rubel Mia also sustained bullet injuries.