One person was killed and another injured when a clash broke out between two local rival groups over drugs trade in the capital yesterday.
The deceased was Hafiz Shikder, 25, son of Babul Shikder of Shariatpur, while the injured was Palash, 20.
Police said the clash took place at Nabinagar’s Balurmath area around 7pm, and establishing dominance was also a reason why the clash broke out.
Sub-Inspector of Khilgaon police station Syed Ali, who took Hafiz’s body at Dhaka Medical College morgue, said a group led by Shamim and Munna attacked on members of their rival group led by Hafiz and Palash during the clash.
“They hacked Hafiz and Palash with sharp weapons, leaving Hafiz critically injured. He was immediately taken to the hospital where doctors declared him dead around 8:40pm,” he said.
He also said that Palash was sent to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation.
Hafiz’s father Babul, who lives in Rampura, told the Dhaka Tribune he went to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after hearing that his son had come under attack. “I found my son’s body at the hospital,” he said.
Officer-in-Charge of Khilgaon police station Qazi Mainul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that the clash broke out over cable TV business in the area.
Police arrested a man named Zakir in connection with the attack on Hafiz and said that they were looking for the other attackers.
OC Mainul said police had got the names of other attackers.
“But I cannot disclose the names now for the sake of investigation,” he said.
Sources said the attack was the result of a longstanding dispute between the two groups.
Locals claimed that both groups work for Shahadat, who is a notorious terrorist in the capital.
Police said a case would be filed in this connection.