A local Awami League leader was killed by unidentified miscreants in Companiganj upazila of Noakhali on Saturday night, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Sohrab Hossain, 40, former president of ward No. 6 Awami League at Char Elahi union parishad of the upazila.

Locals said they rescued him after the attack and took him to Noakhali General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The motive behind the murder could not be known yet.