A man admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after being seriously wounded in an attack by rivals over a land dispute in Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj district, died of his injuries early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Md. Milon Hawlader, 45, son of Rustam Hawladar of Chandni village in Naria upazila in Shariatpur district.
Nazim Hossain, nephew of the victim, said that his uncle Milon was visiting their village home at Char Pania in Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj since March 11.
In the background was a clash between some villagers and local members Farrok and Kamiz Uddin Kamur, again over land on March 9.
Since then, male members of some houses, including Nazim's, went into hiding. That made Milon the only male member of the family in the house at the time.
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"Farrok and Kamur members' ('member' is used to denote someone in the Zila Parishad) supporters attacked our house at the dead of night on Monday. At one stage, they beat Milon uncle indiscriminately with domestic weapons at around 3:30am. They also smashed our house and set it on fire," Nazim narrated.
Seriously injured Milon uncle was later rescued and taken to the DMCH, where he was declared dead in the early hours of Tuesday.
Inspector Md. Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, confirmed the death, and said the body was being kept in the DMCH morgue for autopsy.