Tuesday, 7 February, 2023

One killed, 20 injured in B’baria clash

One killed, 20 injured in B’baria clash

A 60-year old man was killed and at least 20 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over collecting extortion money from pickup vans in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Shital Mia from Muktarpur village in the upazila. At least six houses were set afire and several others were vandalised during the clash, said witnesses. 

According to locals, on Friday evening Ibrahim Mia from Muktarpur village had an altercation with Rahim Mia of Dharabhanga village who works as lineman of Salim Ganj Bazar.

They were locked in an argument as Rahim demanded Tk 200 as extortion from a pickup van that was unloading logs at Ibrahim’s father Kabir Hossain’s sawmill.

On Saturday morning, some residents of Muktarpur village allegedly beat up Manik and Khokon Mia of Dharabhanga village over the same incident.

As the news spread some residents of Dharabhanga village attacked Muktarpur village with locally made sharp weapons, triggering a clash that left Shital Mia and several others severely injured. They also looted valuables and vandalised houses.