A local influential leader of ruling Awami League was hacked to death by miscreants in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia this morning.
The deceased was identified as Hasinur Rahman (56), son of Jamir Uddin and a cousin of Kushtia-1 lawmaker AKM Sarwar Jahan, our Kushtia correspondent reports, quoting police and locals.
Hasinur came under attack by the miscreants near a mosque of Pacshim-Dakhkhin Filip Nagar area around 8:00am when he was out for his morning walk, said Nishikanto Roy, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
The miscreants attacked using sharp weapons, leaving him critically injured, said the OC.
Locals took him to Daulatpur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Daulatpur Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Towhidur Rahman said Hasinur was being sent to Kushtia Sadar Hospital as his physical condition deteriorated. But he died before he was sent to hospital.