The rivals had allegedly chopped a young man to death on the spot at village Damunkdia of Shailkupa upazila in Jhenaidah district. The deceased was Rashidul Islam alias Ukil, 45, son of Abul Hossain Mridha of the village. The incident took place at about 9.30 pm on Sunday.
Tania Khatun, wife of the deceased as well as a ward councilor of Manaharpur union parishad said there was an enmity between incumbent chairman of the parishad Mustafa Arif Reza Mannu and Bakul Hossina following supremacy in the locality.
Both the groups were scheduled to sit for the solution at local police station, while the opponent group men did not arrive there. As the sitting was not held, Ukil was returning home on a motorbike. The rivals taking the advantage, has chopped him to death at Uttarpara of the village. Another sustained injury during the time.
Emergency medical officer (EMO) of Shailkupa upazila health complex (UHC)
Dr Kishsore Kumar Saha when contacted said the man was brought dead at the health complex with severe injuries on head and other parts of the body.
Shailkupa police OC Jahangir Alam when tried over the cell phone for his comments, could not be received after repeated attempts till 8.50 am on Monday.