Two killed, 10 injured in clash over gambling in Kushtia
Two people were killed and ten were injured in a clash between two groups of people over gambling at Hatosh Haripur in Sadar upazila of Kushtia district on Friday night.
The deceased were identified as Omar Ali and Miraj Hossain of Kantinagar area, reports UNB.
Quoting local people, Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station, said Omar Ali had been involved in gambling at a shop at Mechobhutpara intersection.
On Friday evening, one Babu Ahmed, of Kantinagar area, approached him and asked to stop gambling.
Both of them engaged in a heated argument, and at one stage, Omar’s associates beat Babu up mercilessly over the issue.
At 10:30 pm, Babu and Miraj Hossain along with others again showed up and attacked people there who were gambling. The ensuing clash left Omar and Miraj dead on the spot and 10 others injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital.
Police also recovered the bodies and arrested some people from the spot. Additional police have been deployed in the area as a tense situation prevails.