A local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami suffering from fever and cold died in Rampal upaizla of Bagerhat on Sunday.

Quoting family members, Sukanta Kumar Pal, a health officer of Rampal Upazila Health Complex, said Sheikh Naser Uddin, aged over 60 and also the upazila unit Jamaat ameer, had been suffering from fever and asthma for long.

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On Sunday, Sheikh Naser fell sick and died before he was taken to the emergency unit of the Khulna Medical College Hospital from a private hospital in Khulna.

Later, he was taken to his village Borni and buried there after namaz-e-janaza.

Tushar Kumar Pal, upazila nirbahi officer of Rampal upazila, said the local administration has kept two villages - Borni and Srifaltala - in the upazila and the surrounding areas of the house of the deceased under observation.