10 hurt in attack over land in Sylhet

Ten people were injured in an attack by their rivals over a land dispute at Birakhai village in Jaintapur upazila of the district on Friday.

Of the injured, Joynal Abedin, 30, Runu Miah, 28, Mustafa, 32, Rejia Bibi, 60, Ali Ahmed, 50, and Ajufa Begum, 25, were admitted to the upazila health complex in critical condition.

Sources said there had been a longstanding dispute between two brothers Joynal Abedin and Gulam Mustafa, son of M Ali at the village, over their ancestral property.

The dispute was resolved in local arbitrations many times, which Mustafa did not accept. As a sequel to that, he along with about 15 cohorts stormed into the house of Joynal at about 7.00 am injuring his (Joynal’s) 10 family members and later confined them to a room.

On information, a team of police led by sub-inspector Gonesh of Jaintapur Model Police Station rescued them. Both sides lodged complaints with the local police station in this connection.

United News of Bangladesh