A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader accused in a case filed over the attack on the convoy of Asaduzzaman Noor was found dead in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari this morning.
Two days ago, Golam Rabbani, the prime accused in the motorcade attack case, was found dead in Nilphamari.
Victim Atiqur Rahman Atiq, 30, was the general secretary of Tupamari union unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal. The body bore a deep injury mark on the backside of its left ear.
Five people including four local Awami League men were killed when activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, attacked the motorcade of Noor, also a noted actor and now the cultural affairs minister, on December 14 last year.
The body of Rahman was found lying beside Rangpur-Dinajpur highway in Dhalagach Nariakhamba area of Syedpur municipality around 7:00am today, said Firoz Kabir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Syedpur Police Station.
Atiq was the fourth accused in a case filed for killing Khorshed Alam Chowdhury, president of Tupamari union Krishak League unit. Chowdhury is one of the five victim killed during the motorcade attack on the day, the OC added.
Noor's convoy came under attack on December 14 while he was returning to Nilphamari town after visiting Laxmichap, Shishatoli and Palash Bari villages where Jamaat men two days ago torched some 80 shops and storehouses belonging to Hindus and AL activists.