Man killed by rubber bullet; Cops among 50 injured in Kushtia
Published : Monday, 6 July, 2020 at 8:49 PM Count : 624
A farmer was killed by a bullet fired by police during a clash in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia on Monday.
Over 50 people including six cops also received injuries in the clash that took place in Sandiara bazar area around 11am.
The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain,48, son of Mofazzal Hossain of sandiara village.
According to police and locals, Panti union Awami League general Secretary Samiur Rahman Sumon and an industrialist Mamun of Dasa village had long been at loggerhead over establishing supremacy in the area.
As a Sequel to the conflict, both groups locked in a clash today.
On information police rushed in and fired rubber bullets to disperse the feuding groups, leaving Billal, a supporter of Sumon, critically injured.
He was declared dead at the upazila health complex.
Six police personnel and over 50 people were injured in the clash.
They are undergoing treatment at different hospitals including Sadar Hospital.
Additional police superintendent of Kushtia Mostafizur Rahman said additional police have been deployed in the area to fend off further violence.
The situation is now under control, he added.