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Pedestrian shot dead as rival groups clash in Munshiganj

  • Our Correspondent
  • 19 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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MUNSHIGANJ: A 60-year-old man was killed and a woman sustained bullet injuries during a clash between two rival groups in Munshiganj Sadar upazila’ Bakultala of Adhara union Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain Molla and injured Jannat Begum, 25.

The clash erupted between the followers of Suruj and Maqbul over a turf war, Tarikuzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Munshiganj Sadar Police Station, said. “After that, there were a series of clashes, crude bomb explosions and exchange of fire.”

Monir’s son-in-law Abul Bashar said his father-in-law was on his way to a mosque. “He was shot during a clash between the two groups while returning from the mosque after offering prayers.”

The 60-year-old died at 9pm while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, OC Tarikuzzaman said. “Injured Jannat was taken to Munshiganj General Hospital and was released after primary treatment.”

An uneasy calm prevails in the area now, and additional police forces have been deployed there, he added.