Some local influential people vandalised and looted a house of a Hindu family on a khas land in an alleged bid to grab the land at Harirampur Sahapara village in Parbatipur district yesterday.
During the attack, they beat up four members of the family, leaving them injured.
Locals said Hridoy Chandra Roy along with family members has been living on an eight decimals of khas land* for 20 years at the village.
*Khas land: “officially state-owned land often located in marginal areas along the coasts and rivers. Settlement on and allocation of khas land is often highly disputed and highly insecure from a legal tenure perspective.” (page 6)