The wife and bother of the slain Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam yesterday submitted nominations for the by-election to the post of councillor ward no 2 of Narayanganj City Corporation.
Nazrul's wife Selina Islam Beauty and brother Abdus Salam submitted the nominations to Narayanganj District Election Officer Tarifuzzaman yesterday afternoon.
The post fell vacant following the killing of Nazrul along with six others in late April.
After submitting the nomination, Salam said "If elected, we would try to speed up the trial of the seven-murder."
Although two candidates from the same family have submitted nominations, both claimed to have "no feud between them" and said one would withdraw the candidature before the polls.
Beauty is going for the polls in order to "complete the incomplete work of her husband."
Four candidates have submitted nominations on the last day of submission of the nomination papers, said Tarifuzzaman. The by-election will be held on August 21.
Nomination papers will be scrutinised on July 21 and symbols will be distributed among the candidates on August 4.
Meanwhile, a court in Narayanganj placed Ali Mohammad, allegedly the cashier of Nur Hossain, the key accused in the Narayanganj seven-murder case, on a six-day remand yesterday.
Ali was arrested from Brahmanbaria on Saturday.
He was also a cohort of Nur Hossain in toll collection, drug dealing and other illegal activities.