Ex-army man sustains bullet injuries in rival attack
A former army man sustained bullet injuries in an attack carried out by his rival at Rajapur upazila in Jhalakathi district on Sunday morning over a land dispute.
Abdul Karim Babul Mridha, 57, is now undergoing treatment at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in Barisal city.
However, police detained one Mahfuzur Rahman, a lecturer of Bangla Department at Alhaj Lalmon Hamid Mahila College, in this connection.
The law enforcers also recovered his licensed pistol, and a bullet from his house at Sangar village in the upazila.
The deceased's brother Barkat Mridha said there had been a long dispute between Babul and Mahfuzur over a piece of land in the area.
On Saturday morning, Mahfuzur started construction of a boundary wall around the disputed land. However, police stopped the work after receiving a complaint from Babul.
But, he again started work this morning. An altercation took place when Babul and his younger brother went there to protest the matter.
At one stage, Mahfuzur opened fire on Babul and he sustained injuries in his one hand and belly.
Locals rescued him and rushed him to Rajapur Upazila Health Complex. The on-duty doctor referred him to the SBMCH due to his excessive bleeding after giving him fist aid.
Regarding the matter, Rajapur Police Station OC Md Shahidul Islam said legal action is being taken.