An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was shot dead in a factional clash at Beanibazar Government College in Sylhet today.
Deceased Khaled Ahmad Litu, 23, was an activist of the district unit BCL, police said.
Two BCL factions – one led by the district unit leader Pavel Mahmud and another by former upazila unit joint convener Abul Kashem Pallab, locked into the clash on the college campus around 11:00am, said Sugyan Chakma, additional superintendent of police in Sylhet.
Both the groups also exchanged gunfire during the clash and at one stage, Litu, a follower of Pavel, received bullet wounds on his head and died on the spot, Chandan Kumar Chakraborty, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar Police Station, told news agency UNB.
Litu was inside a classroom of the college when he sustained bullet wounds around 12:30pm, our Sylhet correspondent reports quoting police.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital. Police said they detained three persons from the spot in this connection.
Khaled was an activist of BCL and a follower of Pavel, said Raihan Chowdhury, district BCL general secretary.