At least 20 people, including four from both sides, were injured in a gunfight between the two sides over dominance in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj. The clash took place between Arju Khan and Firoz Miah of Pukidahar village in Jagdal union of the upazila on Monday evening.
Tahud Islam, Abdul Haq, Nahid and Arju Khan’s supporters Ehiya Khan were shot dead and taken to Dirai Upazila Health Complex. From there the doctors sent them to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
According to the locals and the police, there has been a dispute between the expatriate Arju Khan and Firoz Miah over the spread of domination. The two sides have been involved in multiple shootings, arson and clashes. Dirai police station has dozens of cases on both sides, police said. On Sunday, on his way home from the local Nagdipur Bazar, Nazrul Khan was found alone in the street by Arju Khan’s supporters and his opponents broke his leg. As a result, people from both sides clashed in the village field on Monday evening. Twenty people were injured, including four who were shot. Upon receiving the news, the police of Dirai police station reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
Dirai Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ashraful Islam said, “I have received news that 4/5 people from both sides were shot. Police have been dispatched to the spot. We are making every effort to keep the village environment normal.
(Dhaka Times / 17 February / PL)
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