Criminals kill Sylhet businessman
Armed criminals chopped a businessman and AL leader to death in Companiganj upazila Sunday night.
Victim Zainuddin Ahmed, 45, was president of the Dayarbazar Bayboshayee Samity and a member of the upazila Awami League committee.
Locals and police said, Zainuddin was attending a meeting of the Dayarbazar Bayboshayee Samity at about 8:30 pm Sunday. Following a call on his cell phone, he came out of the meeting and went to the nearby auto-rickshaw stand.
As he reached there, a gang all on a sudden attacked him and slit his throat with a sharp cleaver and left the place.
After some time, some padestrians informed the meeting that Zainuddin's body was lying on the road.
His colleagues took him to the Companiganj upazila health complex but the attending doctors declared him dead.
His body was handed over to family members after post-mortem yesterday afternoon.
Zainuddin was recently elected president of the Dayarbazar Bayboshayee Samity.
A few days ago, he along with locals drove out the drug peddlers from Dayarbazar. He also caught some of the peddlers and handed them over to the police. Besides, Zainuddin was an aspirant for the Uttar Ronikhai union parishad chairmanship, locals said.
Police yesterday morning arrested one Rozon Miah of Kalibari area as a suspect in the killing.
Zainuddin was vocal against the drug net and this might have caused his brutal killing, police said.