At least six people have been injured in a clash between two sides over the theft of bricks from a road in Satkania in the dark of night. The incident took place at noon on Saturday (December 4) in Char Khagaria area of Khagaria union of the upazila.
According to the locals, the development work of Char Khagaria Ali Reza Road is being carried out by RCC in Ward No. 3 of Khagaria Union with the funding of District Council. As a result, the old bricks of the road have been removed and piled up on the side. Abdus Shukkur, a resident of Char Khagaria Chairman Para, stole some bricks from there in the dark of night. Some bricks were also recovered from Shukkur’s house after the matter came to light.
Meanwhile, two former members of the 3rd ward of Khagaria Union Nur Hossain Bachan and Md. The dispute between Amiruzzaman had been going on for a long time. Abdus Shukkur involved in the theft of road bricks is a follower of Nur Hossain Bachan.
As a result, the followers of Amiruzzaman propagated and protested against the theft of bricks in the area.
At one point, the two groups clashed on Saturday afternoon. There were also shootings.
Eight people from both groups were injured in the incident.
The injured are Emran Hossain (35), Jahangir Alam (33), Umar Ali (52), Md. Abu (48), Jasim Uddin (38), Abdur Rahim (42), Nazim Uddin Sumon (48) and Md. Mia (29).
The injured have been treated at various local hospitals including Dohazari Health Complex.
Some of them including Emran Hossain have been sent to Chittagong Medical College (CMC) Hospital after completing first aid at Dohazari Health Complex.
One of the leaders of the group, Nur Hossain Bachan, said: Amiruzzaman’s men have attacked my people more than once before. The last time Abdus Shukkur was found alone on Friday evening, he was beaten and abused by Amiruzzaman. ”
He said, “Today, Saturday afternoon, my follower Md. When the news spread that Osman had been arrested and beaten, people got organized and went there. Then there was a clash between the two sides. Four people on my side were injured. “
The other group leader said. Amiruzzaman said, “It is true that there has been a long-running dispute between me and Bachan, but today’s incident has nothing to do with past disputes. Char Khagaria Ali Reza road development work is underway. As a result, the old bricks of the road have been removed. A man named Abdus Shukkur stole bricks from there. People in the area have protested against the theft of bricks. The enraged Bachan member and his supporters attacked and shot at the protesters. Several people were injured in the incident.
Satkania police officer in charge (OC) said. Anwar Hossain said RCC is developing a road in Char Khagaria area. As a result, the old bricks have been left behind. A man named Abdus Shukkur stole bricks from there in the dark of night. Locals later protested when the matter came to light and recovered some stolen bricks. The incident sparked clashes between two opposition groups from the east. Several people were injured. However, no one has lodged any complaint with the police so far.
Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.
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