Selina Islam Beauty, wife of slain Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor and councillor Nazrul Islam, won the by-election to Ward-2 of the NCC today.
Contesting the polls with the lion symbol, Selina got 5,266 votes while her nearest contender secured 1,958 votes, according to the official results declared in the afternoon.
In total, 7,775 out of the 16,729 eligible votes were cast in the election, which began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any break.
In her instant reaction after the result was declared, Selina Islam told reporters that she wants to take up the unfinished works of her husband.
The councillor post of the NCC Ward-2 fell vacant with the death of Nazrul Islam, who was abducted along with six other people on April 27 and subsequently murdered.
On April 27, panel mayor Nazrul Islam and his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area in Narayanganj.
Senior lawyer of the Narayanganj district judge’s court Chandan Kumar Sarker and his driver were also abducted on their way to the capital.
Their bodies were recovered from the Shitalakhhya River on April 30 and May 1.