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Man killed, 15 injured in Kishoreganj clash

A man was killed and 15 others, including a police official, were injured in a brawl between two groups of villagers at Ashtagram upazila in Kishoreganj district on Friday.The deceased was identified as Ekatar Mia, 50, a resident of Uttar Abdullahpur village under the upazila.

Police have arrested 12 people in connection with the incident.According to police and locals, there has been a longstanding conflict between Anwar Hossain Khan, the current chairman of Abdullahpur union, and Muktar Khan, a former chairman of the union.Anwar’s and Muktar Khan’s relative had a dispute in Italy recently. Following this dispute, the two groups clashed on Thursday. The two groups again engaged in a clash on Friday afternoon around 5 pm.Ektar Mia’s body has been sent to Kishoreganj Modern Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Ashtagram Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Shafiqul Islam said that 12 people have been arrested for interrogation in connection with the incident. The situation is currently under control, he said.

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