A Chhatra League leader was killed in a clash over control of a sandpit in river Dhaleshwari in Munshiganj early Sunday. Twenty five-year old Mohammad Mamun was vice president of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Munshiganj town unit.
The Chhatra League, student wing of the ruling Awami League, brought out a procession in the town following the incident.
Some vehicles were damaged at the time, witnesses said.
Additional policemen have been deployed to keep the situation under control, Munshiganj police chief Shahidul Islam said.
Witnesses said that the clash occurred at around 4am between supporters of lease holders of Narayanganj and Munshiganj over ‘rent collection’.
Sohel, one of Mamun’s friends told reporters that they were collecting rent of the sandpit on behalf of the Munshiganj lease holders on a trawler when people of the Narayanganj lease holders attacked them with sharp weapons from another trawler.
Mamun had fallen into the river after being wounded, he said.
He was taken to Munshiganj general hospital at around 6am where the duty doctor declared him dead, Sohel said.
Five other people who were injured in the clash were also admitted to hospital.
Police officer Shahidul said there had been several meetings to resolve the feud among the lease holders.
Munshiganj BCL leader killed in attack
A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was killed and seven people were injured in an attack by their opponents early Sunday over control of a sand quarry in the river Dhaleswari in Munshiganj.
Protesting the death of Md Mamun, 25, BCL vice-president of Munshiganj town unit, his party men staged a demonstration and vandalised several vehicles and shops at Kachhari in the district headquarters.
Witnesses said eight to 10 people on behalf of Narayanganj leaseholder attacked a group of eight people in the river while they were collecting money for a Munshiganj leaseholder from the sand quarry at about 4:00am.
Hit by the attackers, Mamun, son of Shamsul Huq of Deobhog village in Munshiganj Sadar upazila, fell into the river from their trawler.
Later, Mamun was rescued and rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead at about 5:55am, reports a correspondent from Munshiganj.
Injured seven people were admitted to Munshiganj General Hospital.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Shahidul Islam said additional police personnel have been deployed in the town to avert any untoward situation.