At least 11 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups over stealing a boat at Raripara village in Sadar upazila on Friday. Police said someone lifted the boat of Jahangir Hossain two months back and Jahangir suspected that his boat might have been lifted by the supporters of his rival Fazal Gazi of nearby Saburakandi village.
Locals said an altercation ensued between the supporters of Jahangir Hossain and Fazal Gazi on Friday evening over the matter. Later, both the groups equipped with lethal weapons attacked each others, leaving 11 people from both sides injured.
Critically injured Jahangir Hossain, 35, Hafiz Uddin, 70, Nurul Islam, 25, Sumon Mia, 35, and Mohammad Mamun, 23, were rushed to the Munshiganj General Hospital.
Police said Fazal Gazi was injured as the supporters of Jahangir attacked him at the hospital when he went to see the injured people at about 10:30 pm.
Tension was prevailing in the area.