KHAGRACHARI: At least five people, including a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) man, were killed in a clash between members of the force and villagers at Gazinagar Bazar in Matiranga of Khagrachari district on Tuesday (March 3).
The deceased were identified as BGB Sepoy Shaon, 28, Mofiz, 60, Mocha Mia, 55, and his sons Ali Akbar, 28, and Ahmed Ali, 22.
Police sources and locals said labourers were loading tree trunks on a truck when a BGB team from Khetachhari area reached there and asked them to refrain from doing that.
Witnesses said the labourers told the BGB team that they had legal documents to do that but the BGB men kept insisting them to stop.
At one stage, both parties got involved in an altercation and engaged in a fierce fight leaving the four people dead.
Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shamsuddin Bhuyan of Matiranga Thana confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
BDST: 1659 HRS, MAR 03, 2020