Two men were killed and another was injured in an alleged attack by members of a rival group over establishing dominance in Jandi village of Faridpur on Thursday night.
The deceased were identified as Kamrul Matubbar, 32, and Chhaleman Sharif, 35, residents of the village in Tujarpur union under Bhanga upazila.
Eyewitnesses said that around 15 people attacked Kamrul and Sharif while they were returning home on a bike from a local bazar around 10pm. Miscreants chopped the duo mercilessly, leaving Sharif dead on the spot, reports UNB.
A critically injured Kamrul was rushed to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College and Hospital in Faridpur. However, his condition worsened and he succumbed to his injuries on the way to a Dhaka hospital.
Aminul, the one riding the bike, also sustained minor injuries in the attack. He is being treated at Bhanga upazila health complex.
Police suspect Kamrul and Sharif were killed by their rivals over establishing supremacy in the village. The other group is led by Jamal Sheikh.
“I visited the spot immediately after the killings. Efforts are on to nab the perpetrators of the crime,” said Fahima Quader Chowdhury, additional superintendent of police (Bhanga Circle).
Additional police force has been deployed in the area to avert an unwanted incident, the police officer added.