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Clash over trifling matter leaves 4 dead in Habiganj

  • Two brothers among the four victims 
  • Several houses were vandalized in the clash 
  • Around 50 people injured 
Update : 10 May 2024, 12:30 AM

Four people including two brothers died while 50 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a trifling matter at Agua village in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj district on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as CNG driver Abdul Kadir, 25, Siraj Miah, 50, Lilu Miah, 50 and Lilu Miah’s brother Anu Miah, 52.

Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Baniachong police station, said an altercation ensued between Kadir, the CNG autorickshaw driver and Badrul Mia, an employee of an autorickshaw stand, over taking passengers at the autorickshaw stand around 11am, leading to an altercation.

Later around 2pm, the supporters of both groups, equipped with lethal weapons attacked each other, leaving Kadir and Siraj dead on the spot and 50 others injured.

The injured were taken to a local hospital where Lilu Mia succumbed to his injuries. Four of the injured were taken to Sylhet for better treatment where Anu Miah succumbed to his injuries. 

A number of houses were also vandalized during the melee.

On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

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