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‘UP chairman’ shoots dead farmer in Sherpur

25 Apr 2019, 17:00

NTV Online

Sherpur: A farmer was gunned down, allegedly by a union parishad chairman, at Kuttamara village in Nalitabari upazila on Thursday over land dispute.

The deceased was identified as Idris Ali, 26, son of Fazlur Rahman of the village in Jogania union, reports teh UNB.

Md Abul Khayer, officer-in-charge of Nalitabari Police Station, said that Jogania UP Chairman Habibur Rahman was at loggerheads with one Sorhab Ali of the village over ownership of a plot.

Their supporters clashed around 9:00am. At one stage, Habibur opened fire, hitting Idris’ throat. Another youth Rubel Mia also sustained bullet injuries.

They were taken to Nalitabari Upazila Hospital where Idris succumbed to his injuries around 1:00pm, said the OC.

Police said they are trying to arrest the UP chairman.