The brother of an Awami League councillor candidate was hacked to death by rivals in Jhenidah's Shailakupa upazila last night.
The deceased was identified as Boltu Hossain, 50, younger brother of Shawkat Hossain, councillor candidate for ward 8 in the upcoming Shailakupa municipality election, said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Shailakupa Police Station.
OC Jahangir Alam said a group of supporters of another councillor candidate Alamgir Hossain swooped on Boltu when he was in the election campaign office of his brother Shawkat in Kabirpur area around 7:00pm.
The attackers assaulted Boltu with lethal weapons, leaving him critically injured, our Jhenidah correspondent reports quoting the OC.
The injured man was taken to Kushtia Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 9:30pm, said Taposh Kumar Sarker, resident medical officer of the hospital.