An Awami League leader and an activist of the party were murdered in two districts yesterday.
A local leader of ruling Awami League was stabbed to death by criminals at Bansbaria village in Gangni upazila of Meherpur early yesterday, reports our Kushtia correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Nurul Amin, 37, general secretary of Gangni municipality ward No. 1 unit of the ruling party and son of Nasir Uddin of Bansbaria village.
Quoting family members, officer in-charge (OC) Gangni police station Masudul Alam said Nurul was attacked by a gang beside an Eidgah (a field to perform Eid prayers) near his house at about 2:30am.
He was returning home from Bansbaria Bazar after ending electioneering for local independent candidate Mokbul Hossain for the upcoming January 5 general election.
Mokbul, former MP of Meherpur-2 is a rebel candidate of AL.
The criminals stabbed Nurul Amin indiscriminately with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.
Locals and family members said that Nurul was killed over political rivalry.
Police later recovered the body that bore marks of several stab injuries.
In Natore, a local Awami League activist was stabbed to death by his rivals at Bijoypur in Lalpur upazila yesterday, reports our correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Sakhawat Hossain, 35, son of Sutka Mollah of Dilalpur village of the upazila.
Police quoting witnesses said that a gang, armed with sharp weapons, way laid the motorcycle carrying Sakhawat and his friend Zakaria, 30, in the area around midnight and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving Sakhawat dead on the spot and Zakaria injured.
Zakaria was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital.
Matiar Rahman, OC of Lalpur PS said Sakhawat was an accused in Swechchasebok Dal leader Bhasan murder case.
Previous enmity might be the reason behind the murder, the OC said.