Three leaders of Chhatra League, Jubo League and Sramik League, all pro-Awami League organisations, have been hacked and stabbed to death in separate incidents in Savar, Feni and Dhaka over the last two days.
Jubo League leader Jahangir Hossain, 35, died of his injuries yesterday, hours after he was hacked allegedly by his business rivals in Birulia of Savar on the outskirts of the capital on Thursday night.
He was an organising secretary of Birulia union Jubo League, a pro-AL youth body, and had an internet business in the area, said his uncle Javed Hossain.
His business rivals in the area were trying to capture the business and threatened him several times to quit. Two months ago they cut off the internet cable of Jahangir's business to mount pressure on him, he alleged.
Police said they were looking for the suspects.
In Feni, a Chhatra League activist was hacked to death on Thursday.
Criminals attacked Md Shakil, 18, an HSC candidate of Joynal Hazari College, with knives near Zohiria Mosque on Shaheed Shahidullah Kaiser Road in the town in the evening.
He was first taken to Feni Sadar Hospital and then to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where he died.
Zabed Haider, general secretary of BCL district unit, said Shakil was a member the student organisation.
Police said they were not clear about the motive behind the murder.
Officer-in-Charge of Feni Sadar Model Police Station Md Rashed Khan Chowdhury said they were trying to arrest the killers.
Meanwhile, a ward level Sramik League leader of Khulna died after being stabbed by unidentified criminals in the capital early yesterday.
Jahidur Rahman Samrat Ibrahim, 35, of Sonadanga area in Khulna, was the general secretary of ward-20 of Jatiya Sramik League in Khulna city, said Abdul Haque, a relative.
Ibrahim had an automobile workshop in Khulna, and he often came to Dhaka to buy goods, Haque added.
He said Ibrahim might be a victim of mugging.
However, police recovered Tk 1.30 lakh and a mobile phone from Ibrahim's possession.
After being stabbed, Ibrahim ran for his life all by himself as there was no one around. With blood oozing out from his body, he managed to reach the nearby Salahuddin Specialised Hospital in Tikatuli area around 4:30am.
He died there within an hour.
“We are yet to be sure why and where Ibrahim was stabbed. Our team is working to identify the criminals,” said Sohel Rana, assistant commissioner of Wari Division.