AL leader murdered in Kishoreganj
Awami League leader and a former member of Union Parishad was hacked to death by criminals yesterday afternoon in Hossainpur upazila of Kishoreganj district.
The victim, Abu Bakar Siddik Dhanu, 55, succumbed to his injuries at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital while his daughter, Nadira Akter Nupur, 28, injured in the attack, was undergoing treatment at Kishoreganj Adhunik Sadar Hospital. Her condition was stated to be critical.
Meer Abdus Sattar, officer-in-charge of Hossainpur, said a group of miscreants hacked Abu Bakar and his daughter Nupur with two others indiscriminately near Hossainpur hospital while they were returning from Hossainpur Police Station after giving testimony in a murder case involving Abu Bakar's son-in-law.
About two years ago, Abu Bakar's son-in-law Harun was killed at Khilpara in sadar upazila where he came to visit his father-in-law. Abu Bakar had filed a case with sadar police station accusing some unidentified men.
However, Harun's family filed another case with sadar thana accusing Abu Bakar.
Locals alleged that a rival group of AL had attacked Abu Bakar and his daughter.
Police raided the house of Salam, Harun's brother, at Dipeshar village, but none was arrested, the OC said.