AL activist hacked dead

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prothom Alo IllustrationAn Awami League activist was hacked to death, allegedly by his rivals at Padmabila village of Dighalia upazila of Khulna on Friday evening, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Tipu Sheikh, 50, son of Sona Ullah of the village.

The incident took place around 6:00pm when Tipu was returning home from Gazir Hat Bazar, UNB quoted additional superintendent of police (Special Branch), Md Anisur Rahman, as saying.

Criminals hacked him indiscriminately with sharp weapons and severed a leg before fleeing. Locals rescued him.

Tipu died while being taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.

Several leaders of Awami League’s Gazir Hat Union, wishing anonymity, said Tipu was killed by his rival group following feud over recent Upazila Parishad Election.

Police said they are trying to arrest the killers.

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