The deceased was identified as Mannan Mozahid, a local leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and madrasa teacher.
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Mirzaganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Showkat Anowar Islam said two groups of villagers locked into an argument over a piece of land.
“At one point of the debate, they swooped down on each other with sharp weapons leaving four people including Mozahid injured,” Showkat said.
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“The critically injured Mozahid was declared dead after being taken to the upazila health complex. His body was sent to Patuakhali 250-bed Sadar Hospital for autopsy.”
Police arrested two people in this connection, and the filing of a case is underway, the OC added.
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