NAGAON, May 3 - Following a year-long dispute between two factions over a piece of land where a mosque existed at Dhing Solguri Jaanpar under Dhing Police Station, the mosque was set on fire and razed to the ground today morning by an agitated group of people.
The mob went on a rampage too as some local people tried to stop them from torching the religious institution, that too, during the holy month of Ramzan.
Following the incident, several people, including women were seriously injured. The incident has drawn sharp reaction among the people of greater Dhing area.
According to sources, a land dispute was going on between the families of one Abdul Rashid and Shofikul Islam for over a year.
In the meantime, members of Dhing Police, ASP (Security) Gunendra Deka and CRPF personnel rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. Police immediately rescued all the injured family members of Abdul Rashid and admitted them at Dhing FRU.
Meanwhile, the family of Abdul Rashid lodged an FIR against the family members of Shofikul Islam in this regard.
Though investigation into the case is on, yet no one was arrested till the time of filing this report, the source further added.