Man killed in clash over naming mosque
Published: 12:02 PM, 10 January 2022
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
One has been killed in a clash over the naming of a 35 years old mosque in East Fandail village of Habiganj Sadar Upazila's Lukra Union in Habiganj.
The deceased was identified as Afzal Chowdhury, son of Jamal Uddin Chowdhury of the village. He was working as a driver in Dhaka BRTA office. At least 10 others were injured in the incident.
The injured were rescued and admitted to Habiganj Sadar Modern Hospital. The clash took place at around 1 am on Sunday during the a Mahfil at the shrine of Pachpir in Fandail village.
According to the police, 'Purbo Fandail Jame Mosque' was established in 1984 in Purbo Fandail village on the initiative of the villagers. After that various public-private grants and cooperation of the villagers continued. Recently, Saiful Islam, a London expatriate, tried to change the name of the mosque by his father's name. This caused a dispute between them and the village people including Taus Mia and Gauch Mia of the same village.
In the wake of this, the two sides got involved in a clash with local weapons at midnight during a mahfil at the shrine of Pachpir in Fandail village. At least 10 people were injured. Among the injured, Ujjal Chowdhury, Titu Mia, Bilal Mia, Sajal Mia and several others were rescued and admitted to Habiganj Sadar Modern Hospital. Upon receiving the news, police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
Habiganj Sadar Model Police Station SI Abdur Rahim said police went there as soon as they got the news of the incident. Currently the situation is calm. The culprits will be brought under the law.