Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi escaped a gun attack unhurt in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar last night.
Unidentified criminals opened fire on the MP's jeep on Cox's Bazar-Teknaf road in Hoaikka Kanjorpara area around 8:30pm, said Alam Bahadur, general secretary of Teknaf upazila AL.
The MP from Cox's Bazar-4 came under attack when he along with Teknaf upazila Chairman Jafar Ahmed and former Teknaf Municipality councillor Faridul Alam was returning home after attending the Kulkhani of late Ahmed Hossain, president of Cox's Bazar AL, he added.
Bahadur said he along with the lawmaker's wife, Shahin Akhter Chowdhury, also the AL nominee for Cox's Bazar-4, was travelling in another vehicle behind the jeep.
All of a sudden, Bahadur heard a bang and thought that a tyre of the MP's jeep was punctured.
After reaching the spot, he found that there were bullet marks in the vehicle and its back window glass was broken.
Protesting the attack on the MP, local AL men brought out a procession in Hoaikka Kanjorpara area around 9:15pm.
Prodip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said they were investigating the incident.
MINISTER'S SON-IN-LAW SHOT
In Khulna, unidentified criminals shot a senior Bangladesh Bank official at his house in the city's Bikshipara area last night.
Victim Pravash Kumar Dutta, deputy general manager of BB, is the son-in-law of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda.
He was shot in the abdomen and was hospitalised in critical condition.
A gang of about five criminals forcibly entered the house around 10:30pm and shot him, said the victim's family members.
Sonali Sen, additional deputy police commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police, said she heard about the incident and sent law enforcers to the spot.
Pravash was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
Our correspondents in Cox's Bazar and Khulna contributed to this report.