AL leader shot dead
Lakshmipur: A local Awami League leader was shot to death by miscreants in Chandraganj upazila in Lakshmipur on Tuesday.
The deceased is Omar Faruk, vice-president of Chandraganj union unit of Awami League, also a resident of West Latifpur village in the upazila.
Quoting witnesses, police said a group of around 5 miscreants in a CNG-run auto-rickshaw swooped on Omar while he was taking tea at a tea shop in Mostafa Shop area at about 9:30am.
The attackers opened fire on the Awami League leader, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he died on the way to Noakhali General Hospital.
Police recovered the body and sent to Sadar Hospital
The Chandraganj police said the reason behind the killing could not be known immediately.
Meanwhile, Kazi Mamunur Rashid Bablu, joint convener of Chandraganj thana unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, said Omar Faruk helped police arrest some listed criminals whereby he was honoured by the police administration.
He also claimed that members of Nasir and Jisan Bahinis killed the Awami League leader.
Meanwhile, local leaders and activists of Awami League and BCL brought out a procession in the area protesting the murder.
They demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the killing.