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Villagers Clash Over Beef Sales in Brahmanbaria

07 June 2019

BANGLADESH - At least 22 people sustained injuries as two groups of villagers in Brahmanbaria locked in a clash following an altercation over selling beef.

Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Sylhet and Cumilla-Sylhet highways remained halted for an hour over the incident, our local correspondent reports quoting police.

The injured were being treated at district Sadar Hospital.

The villagers of Kuttapara village of Sarail upazila and Khatihata village of Sadar upazila clashed with each other carrying local weapons, leaving at least 22 hurt, said Mafiz Uddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station.

According to what could be known from police and witnesses, one Dhan Mia of Kuttapara village went to purchase beef from Biswa road intersection. A heated exchange between him and the meat sellers of Khatihata village reportedly followed after the latter sold meat mixed with a hefty amount of bones.

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Source: The Daily Star

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