Tension prevailed in Sadar upazila’s Fakirhandi area on Thursday after a 28-year-old man was allegedly shot dead in a clash between two rival groups.
The deceased was identified as Jewel Fakir, a fuchka vendor and son of Hafiz Uddin Fakir. He was also involved in transporting potatoes during potato harvesting season.
Additional Superintendent of Police Sumon Deb said two groups at Fakirkandi village-one led by Harun and another by Mantu- had been at loggerheads over controlling the business of transporting potatoes.
As a sequel to the enmity, a clash broke out between the supporters of the two groups around 4:15 am.
At one stage, the supporters of Mantu also beat up Jewel, a supporter of Harun group, mercilessly and opened fire on him, leaving him dead.
On information, police recovered the body and arrested Nannu Haji in this connection.
Additional police force have been deployed in the area to avert further trouble.
A tense situation is prevailing in the area following the clash.
Source: United News of Bangladesh