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Jubo league leader among 2 killed in Habiganj clash

Two persons were killed and 25 injured in a clash between two groups over a land dispute at Bahubal upazila in Habiganj district on Saturday night.

The incident took place at around 10pm in Kamargaon village under the upazila.

The deceased were identified as Yusuf Mia, 40, son of Cherag Mohalder, a organising secretary of Bahubal Jubo League unit, and Ustar Mia, 42, son of Hason Ali, both were residents of the aforesaid village.

According to locals, there had been loggerheads between two groups of one Abru Mia and Cherag Mohalder over delimitation of a land and there had been several fight incidents and cases over the issue.

As a sequel to that members of the both groups locked into a massive fight and attacked each other with lethal weapons on Saturday night, leaving 27 persons from both groups critically injured.

They were taken to Habiganj Sadar Hopsital where the on-duty doctors declared Yusuf Mia and Ustar Mia dead and referred some of the injured to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

After hearing the death news, people from both sides torched and vandilised the houses of each others around 11.30pm.

Being informed, Superintendent of Police in Habiganj SM Murad Ali along with police officials visited the area and brought the situation under control.

Habiganj Sadar Police Station OC Ajay Chandra Dev said police recovered the bodies and kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy and legal actions were underway in this regard.