Sirajganj journo killing: Video shows ‘municipal mayor with gun’
A video filmed during the Awami League factional clash in Shahzadpur of Sirajganj, where Samakal journalist was shot, shows the local "municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru with a firearm".
In the one and a half minute video, Miru, wearing a brown blazer and white Payjama, is walking with the gun just behind a group of people who are seen chasing their rivals with sharp weapons.
The video, captured by a local, also shows police are trying to take the situation under control. Our Pabna correspondent collected the video from the local today.
Meanwhile, a local lawmaker of the ruling party today claimed that Journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul was killed in gunshots fired by Shahzadpur Municipality Mayor Halimul Haque Miru during the Thursday's clash.
Miru opened fire during the clash ignoring the police resistance, the Sirajganj-6 MP Hasibur Rahman told The Daily Star.
While asked how he ascertained about the firing, Hasibur said, " Witnesses and party leaders confirmed me."