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One killed, 20 injured in Habiganj factional clash

Habiganj Correspondent :  A person was killed and 20 others injured as two group locked in a factional clash centring recruitment of the Imam in a mosque in Sultanshi village of sadar upazila on Friday evening.

The deceased was identified as Badsha Mia, 70, of the village.

Locals said two groups of people locked in an altercation in a meeting arranged to discuss over the issue of recruiting the Imam around 6 pm.

At one stage, two agitated group started to fight each other with bamboo sticks, leaving Badsha Mia dead on the spot.

On information, police rushed there and brought the situation under control, said Yeasin Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

They also recovered the body and sent it to sadar hospital morgue for an autopsy, he said.

Additional police forces were deployed in the area, the OC added