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50 hurt in Habiganj clash

Update : 17 Apr 2014, 06:12 PM

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About 50 people, including an upazila chairman and police personnel, were injured in a clash between the residents of two areas in Habiganj district town yesterday over trivial matter.

Police said Masum Mia, a resident of Sayestanagar area in the district town, along with some of his accomplices had assaulted Masum, son of Shawkat Ali of village Anantapur, at one stage of altercation over trivial matter on Tuesday.

The clash erupted between the two groups yesterday when Masum along with his accomplices came to Sayestanagar area to take retaliation.

The groups used lethal weapons during the clash that lasted more than one hour. Chase and counter-chase also took place during the clash, leaving 50 people injured.  

Supporters of both groups also vandalised a number of houses during the clash.

One receiving information, police rushed to the spot.  But some of the police personnel sustained injuries when they were dispersing the clashing groups.

Later, members of the law enforcement agency managed to bring the situation under after firing 50 rounds robber bullets.

Of the injured, Afroz, 35, Sumon, 28, Askir, 25, Abida, 35, Rasel, 22, Noman, 20, Saidur, 18, Ripon, were admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital.

Moreover, Ahmedul Haque, chairman of sadar upazila, Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Sadar police station and Sobuj Rana, constable, received first aid.

Mojammel Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said they had arrested eight people in this connection. 

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