Clash over village fair kills one in Magura

A young man was killed in a clash between twogroups of villagers over holding winter village fair at Bhatara village in Mohammadpur upazila on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Azad Sheikh,35, a resident of the village. Mohammadpur police station officer-in-charge Ataur Rahman said there had been a long standing enmity between Halim Sheikh group and Ratul Islam group over holding a village fair at the village. As a sequel to the conflict, men of the duo equipped with lethal arms
locked in a clash at the village at about 7:30pm.At one stage, supporters of Halim Sheikh stabbed Azad, supporter of
Ratul, indiscriminately with sharp weapons, leaving Azad critically injured.Later, Azad was rushed to Mahammadpur upazila health complex where he succumbed to his injures at about 9:00 pm.Informed, police rushed to the spot and quelled the unrest. Police also recovered the body of Azad and sent it to sadar hospital morgue for an autopsy.A case was filed in this connection. -UNB, Magura