Narsingdi, Nov 16 (UNB) – Three people were killed and 100 others injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League over establishing supremacy in Nilakkha union of Raipura upazila on Friday.
Two of the deceased were identified as Sohagh Miah and Maram Ali, local residents.
Zakir Hasan, additional superintendent of police, said former union parishad chairman and former Raipura upazila AL vice-president Abdul Haque and present union parishad chairman and union AL president Tajul Islam had long been at loggerheads over controlling the locality.
As a sequel of the previous enmity, the supporters of both the AL leaders locked into a clash around 3pm.
Equipped with firearms and fishing spears (teta), they attacked each, leaving three people dead on the spot and 100 others injured.
On information, police rushed in and tried to bring the situation under control.
However, sporadic clashes continued till filing of this report around 8pm.
The injured were taken to different hospitals, said Mohsin Alam, officer-in-charge of Raipur Police Station.
He also said additional policemen were called in to bring the situation under control.
Earlier, a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinee was shot dead during a clash between two AL groups at Bashgari of the upazila in the early hours.
The deceased was identified as Tofazzal Hossain Rana, son of local Abdullah Fakir.
The OC said supporters of former Bashgari union parishad chairman and ex-union AL president Shahed Sarkar and current chairman Sirajul Haque, also an AL leader, attacked each other and exchanged gunfire from around 9 pm till midnight on Thursday.
After a short interval, they again exchanged gunfire early Friday.
Tofazzel, who came out of his home to respond to the natural call, sustained bullet injuries to the head around 6 am during the gunfight.
Later, he died on the way to Narsingdi hospital.
Faridpur, Nov 16 (UNB) –Police recovered four petrol bombs and six crude bombs from a car near a house in Saltha upazila on Thursday night.
Delwar Hossain Khan, officer-in-charge of Saltha Police Station, said a team of police recovered the petrol bombs and crude bombs from a bag searching an abandoned car.
A case was filed in this connection.
Meherpur, Nov 16 (UNB) – A housewife was strangled to death allegedly by her husband at Khashmahal in Gangni upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Jahanara Khatun, 30, wife of Rezaul Haq.
Harendra Nath Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station, said Rezaul and Jahanara used to pick up quarrel and Jahanara went to her father’s house following a quarrel recenly.
Rezaul went to his in-laws house to bring back Jahanara on Thursday night and he strangled Jahanara to death on the way to his home, said the OC quoting local people.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue.
They also arrested Rezaul in this connection.
Benapole, Nov 16 (UNB) –Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 41Bangladeshi people, including 12 women and nine children, while they were returning home from India without any valid documents through Putkhali border here on Friday.
Being informed that a group of Bangladeshis are entering the country without valid documents, a team of BGB -21 went to the bordering area and arrested them, said Lt ColImranUllah Sarkar, commanding officer of BGB-21 battalion.
They hail from Barishal, Narail and Bagerhat districts.
Later, the arrestees were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station, he added.
Cox’s Bazar, Nov 16 (UNB) – Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug peddler from Borodhail area near Marine Drive Road in Teknaf upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Belal, 35, a criminal listed by the Home Ministry and son of Nur Mohammad of Hoakia Para.
Hearing sounds of gunshots in the area around 1 am, a team of police went to the spot and recovered the body of Belal, said Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
Police suspected that Belal might have killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two gangs of criminals.
Belal was wanted in four several cases including that of drugs.