Former Jubo League leader killed in Gazipur
A former upazila president of Jubo League, youth front of the ruling Awami League, was stabbed to death by rivals in Kaliakoir of Gazipur this evening.
Rafiqul Islam, 43, of Kaliakoir was attacked when he was sitting at a teashop beside Bangabandhu College around 6:00pm, locals told our Gazipur correspondent.
A group of men armed with iron rods, sticks and machetes swooped on Rafiqul, leaving him critically injured.
The attack was allegedly the result of an internal feud.
Doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Kaliakoir Upazila Heath Complex.
Omar Faruk, officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir Police Station, confirmed the incident.
The attack took place during a meeting organised by Kaliakoir municipality Awami League to observe the National Mourning Day.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque was present at the meeting at the Bangabandhu College as chief guest.
The OC said the meeting was cancelled after the attack on Rafiqul, adding the body has been kept in the health complex and the overall situation was under control.