A man has been killed during a clash between two groups at a mosque in Habiganj district over the distribution of sweets.
The deceased is Helal Mia, 35, a resident of Baghasura Village under Madhabpur upazila.
According to police, Helal got into an argument with another person named Hannan Mia over distribution of “Shirni” (offering of sweets) to mark the holy Shab-e-Meraj at Nur-e-Madina mosque Saturday night.
The heated argument quickly turned into a brawl on the mosque premises. Helal was critically injured after being stabbed with a sharp weapon on his chest.
He was taken to Habiganj Sadar Hospital, where he died around 2am.
Police have detained Hannan. He is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital under police custody.
Hospital Emergency Department Physician Dr Mithun Chatterjee told the Dhaka Tribune: “Helal died of massive blood loss.”
Madhabpur police station Officer-in-Charge Chandran Kumar said: “Helal Mia was injured during a clash centring the distribution of sweets at a local mosque.
“A person named Hannan has been detained in connection with the incident. He is being treated for his injuries at the hospital.”