Man dead in wild elephant attack as villagers try to chase them away in Mymensingh
A man died in a wild elephant attack when villagers were chasing the herd at Gabrakhali border area in Mymensingh’s Haluaghat upazila. The deceased was identified as Md. Iddis Mia, 50. According to locals, a herd of 30-35 wild elephants came to the Gabrakhali border area and went into the village’s crop fields looking for food. Villagers of Kandapara chased the herd to drive them away. Iddis Mia was attacked when he got too close to the herd, said Md. Abdul Mannan, Chairman of Gazirvita union parishad. Shahinuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Haluaghat police station, confirmed the matter.
15 villagers wounded in clash over land in Kurigram
At least 15 villagers including three women were injured in a fight centring a land dispute in Sadar upazila of the district Monday, police said. The injured were identified as Yakub, 30, Ershad, 28, Hossain Ali, 65, Ismail, 37, Nur Nabi, 70, Abdul Jalil, 43, Abdul Khalil, 42, Shafiqul, 35, Jasim, 23, Sahida Begum, 60, Khoteja, 60, Hafsa, 26, Khadem Ali, 70, Meher Ali, 42 and Abu Sufian, 28. Three of them were admitted at Rangpur Medical College Hospital for better treatment while the rest were being treated at Kurigram General Hospital. Locals said there had long been a dispute over the ownership of a piece of land between two people—Khadem Ali and Nur Nabi in the Masterrerhat area. Read more: Six injured in clash between transport workers in the capital An altercation broke out when Nabi barred Khadem Ali from planting paddy saplings on the disputed land on Monday morning. At one stage of the altercation, supporters from the both sides engaged in a clash with lethal weapons and sticks leaving at least 15 people critically wounded. Khan Md Shahriar, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said the dispute between the groups over the land has been going on for one and a half decades. Though the groups are called to the police station to settle from time to time, one or other of the groups always remains missing, he said, adding that no one has so far lodged a complaint in connection with Monday's clash. Legal actions will be taken against the accused once complaints are placed, the OC added.
Madrasah teacher killed, 50 injured in clash between villagers in Sylhet
A 50-year-old teacher of a local madrasah was killed and 50 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over 'establishing supremacy' at Haripur in Jointapur upazila of Sylhet district. The deceased was identified as Saleh Ahmed, son of Sifat Ali of Hemu Bhatpara village in the upazila. He was a teacher of Mejortila Tahfizul Quran Madrasha in Sylhet city. The clash broke out between a group loyal to Abdur Rashid, former chairman of Fatehpur union and resident of Lama Shyampur village, and the residents of Haudpara village around midnight on Sunday, and continued till 7am on Monday. Also read: 20 hurt as RMG worker clash with police in Chattogram Lutfur Rahman, additional superintendent of Sylhet Police, said the two groups had been at loggerheads for long over establishing control of the area, that would give them access to various illegal rents and extortion opportunities. On Sunday, tension escalated among the two groups over the issue, mostly the residents of Hadpara and Shaympur villages. They at one point gathered at Haripur Bazar and hurled brickbats at each other, triggering a clash. Around 7 am, some madrasah people along with police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Also read: Man shot dead in Munshiganj clash Police fired tear gas shells to disperse them. Saleh was injured by a tear gas shell. He later died. Additional police have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order situation.
5 of family killed by locals in Bandarban
A man and his four sons were killed by a group of agitated villagers during arbitral proceedings to end a long-pending land dispute in Ruma upazila of Bandarban, police said. The deceased were identified as Long Yu Mro, 70, and his sons -- Ranthoi Mro, 35, Rangi Mro, 30, Men Oai Mro, 25, and Ring Rao Mro, 20. The alleged crime occurred around 11.30pm on Thursday in the Abupara area of Gadhalenga union of the upazila. Gadhalenga UP chairman Mein Rok Mro said the family had a long-pending dispute over the land in question with some people in the area. During the arbitral proceedings on Thursday, some agitated people hacked the five family members to death. Bandarban Police SP Jerin Akhter said that the area is 60 kms away from the town. "A police has been sent to recover the bodies. Action will be taken after an investigation," she said.
Villagers suffer from waterlogging on the outskirts of Faridpur town
For over four years about 300 families have remained waterlogged in their own village due to dumping of sand extracted from Padma River. The affected people at Aijuddin Matabbar Dagi village in Dicrirchar union on the outskirts of Faridpur town blame their miseries on some sand traders who dump their extracted sand blocking trapping rain and river water in their croplands. On a recent visit to the area the UNB correspondent found that the problem was caused first by the water that comes along with the newly-mined sand. Over the years it got worse because of rain and flood waters, according to villagers. READ: Chronic waterlogging adds to Bhabdaha's pain in winter Many have erected small bamboo bridges to come out from their homes due to the stagnant water. Local people alleged that there is no drainage system here as lands were occupied by the influential people and the local administration did not take any steps despite repeated complaints made to the local UP member and chairman.
20 including AC Land hurt in clash with Sunamganj villagers
At least 20 people including Assistant Commissioner (Land) of Sunamganj Sadar Arif Adnan and some members of law enforcement agencies were injured in a clash with villagers in Adarbazar area of Sadar upazila on Thursday. Police said district administration started the construction of some news houses on a land as part of a government project on the occasion of ‘Mujib Year’. Read:Illegal sand mining: Sunamganj's biggest challenge At one stage , a group of villagers attacked AC Land Arif Adnan and members of police and Ansar with weapons, leaving them injured. Later, Arif told UNB that some villagers have been opposing construction of houses for a long time even though the land belonged to the government. He said everyone involved in the attack would be brought under justice. Read: Couple killed in Sunamganj over family feud Five people have been arrested over the incident so far. “Police fired blank shots to disperse the villagers. The situation is currently under control. Additional police have been deployed.” Added the AC Land.