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One killed, 25 hurt in Habiganj clash

A man was killed and 25 others were injured in a clash between two groups over establishing supremacy at Lashimpur village in Lakhai Upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Jahirul Islam, 30, son of Abu Siddique, a resident of the village.

Sources said there was a long-standing dispute between former UP member Mojibur Rahman and incumbent UP member Hira Mia over establishing supremacy in the village.

Lakhai Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Nunu Mia said as a sequel to the previous enmity, the two groups locked into a clash on Wednesday morning,  leaving Jahirul and others injured. Locals took them to various hospitals of the district.

Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex duty doctor declared Jahirul Islam dead upon arrival.

Additional police have been deployed in the area to prevent another clash, said the OC.