A local Jubo League leader was hacked to death in Launchghat area of Madaripur Sadar upazila yesterday.
The deceased was Ershad Munshi, 23, son of Belayet Munshi of Sobujbaj area in the town, and general secretary of Ward 3 Jubo League unit in Madaripur municipality.
Family members blamed Jubo League activist Jashim Goura for the killing.
Election to Sadar Upazila Parishad was held on Tuesday.
Locals said Ershad was a supporter of Kajal Krishna Dey, general secretary of Madaripur district unit of Awami League, who got party nomination as chairman candidate.
On the other hand, Jashim worked as a supporter of Obaidur Rahman Khan, president of Madaripur District Bar Association and also a member of the upazila unit of AL, who won the election as a ‘rebel’ candidate.
Jashim along with his men hacked Ershad while he was walking along the bank of the Arial Kha river in Launchghat area yesterday afternoon.
Critically injured Ershad later died at Madaripur General Hospital.
Rajib Mahmud, maternal uncle of Ershad, said “Jashim killed my nephew as he was a supporter of boat symbol.”
Uttam Prashad Pathak, additional superintendent of police in Madaripur, said they were trying their best to arrest the culprits.