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Two die in clashes over Habiganj mosque committee

Published: August 12, 2017 05:31:09 | Updated: October 24, 2017 08:12:51

Two die in clashes over Habiganj mosque committee

Two villagers have been killed and more than a hundred others injured in clashes over the formation of a local mosque committee in Habiganj.

The brawl occurred around 7am on Saturday at Bahubal Upazila’s Mokokandi village, said local police station chief Mazharul Haq.

The dead are 50-year-old Matin Miah and 45-year-old Kabir Mia, both of whom are village residents.

A conflict had developed over the replacement of the local imam and the formation of the mosque committee, OC Haq said, reports bdnews24.com.

The two sides fought on Friday evening and resumed clashes on Saturday morning.

“Many of the injured were admitted to the Bahubal hospital. Kabir Miah died while undergoing treatment. Matin Miah died as he was being taken to Sylhet,” Haq said. 

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