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1 killed, 2 hurt in Derai clash

An elderly man was killed and two people sustained injuries in a clash between two groups of villagers over occupying a water body in Derai upazila on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Majnu Miah, 60, son of late Alam Ulalh of Tetoiya village in the upazila.

Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Dirai Police Station, said there is a longstanding dispute between Dunel of Kulanj village and UP member Abdul Ali of Tetoiya village over grabbing Tangni water body.

As a sequel of the dispute, residents of two villages locked into a clash around 11:40am.

A chase and counter-chase took place during the melee