Feb. 10: Sirajul Ali Ahmed, a 42-year-old trader, was shot dead by his younger brother, Sahil Ahmed, at Adabari today over a property dispute.
The accused, Sahil Ahmed, fired at his brother around 8.30am from his licensed 12-bore shotgun. The shot hit Sirajul on the left side of his stomach and nearby traders immediately rushed him to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Sources said Sahil, who runs a market complex at Adabari, had a quarrel with Sirajul in the morning.
Police said the shootout was the fallout of a long dispute among three bothers — Samsul Ali, Sirajul and Sahil — over distribution of property by their father Saifuddin Ahmed.
“Locals told us that the two elder brothers (Samsul and Sirajul) complained that Saifuddin Ahmed had given most his property to his youngest son Sahil. This angered the two. Sirajul runs a stationary shop-cum-PCO near the market complex, which was given to Sahil by their father, and they often fought among themselves over the market complex. Today, the fight took an ugly turn when Sahil brought out his licensed gun and fired at Sirajul,” a source at Jalukbari police station said.
The police said the father of the three brothers, Saifuddin, told them that he had given his other properties at Garigaon on the outskirts of the city to his two elder sons and the Adabari market complex to Sahil.
Police seized the gun and arrested Sahil on charges of murder. They later arrested his father after local traders alleged that the father had discriminated against his three sons while distributing his property.
A case has been registered at Jalukbari police station under Section 302 IPC. “We will look into the properties and try to investigate the actual cause of the incident and file a chargesheet as early as possible,” a police source said.