Unidentified criminals shot dead a local leader of Awami League and injured his friend in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka tonight.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Mazid, 36, public affairs secretary of Savar municipality unit of AL and son of Abdul Khalek in Savar while the injured was the victim’s friend Swapan, our Savar correspondent reports quoting police and family members.
Mazid came under the attack by the criminals near his residence in Baktarpur area of Savar municipality around 10:30pm, said his sister Maleka.
The attackers opened fire on Mazid, leaving him injured critically.
Mazid was rushed to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar where doctors declared him dead, Maleka added.
Swapan, who also suffered injuries with bullets at that time, was undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
Confirming the death, AFM Sayeed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station, told our Savar Correspondent that they are looking into the matter.