Swechhasebok Dal leader shot dead in Bagerhat

Tanu Bhuiyan

The general secretary of the Bagerhat unit of Swechhasebok Dal, the volunteers’ wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was shot to death by unidentified assailants Friday, police said.

Tanu Bhuiyan, 25, was from the Bashabati area of Bagerhat town, reports news agency UNB.

“The Swechhasebok Dal leader was gunned down near his house at around 9:30 pm. The unidentified men, who shot him multiple times, ran away,” KM Azizul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bagerhat Model police station, said.

Tanu was declared dead after he was rushed to Bagerhat Sheikh Razia Naser General Hospital.

“Police are working to find out the reason behind the murder and arrest the killers. We are assuming that someone assassinated him to settle an old score,” the OC said.