PBCP leader killed
An outlawed party leader, accused in a number of cases including five for murder, was killed at Baniapukur village in Gangni upazila early yesterday. The deceased, Atiar Rahman alias Ati, 40, was the Meherpur district chief of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-ML) faction Lal Pataka. A gang picked up Atiar at gunpoint from the house of one Rabiul Islam, took him to Pirtola field and shot him point blank at around 3:30am. He died instantly. Atiar, son of Hafiz Uddin of Baniapukur upazila, was arrested last year in a case and released on bail from jail just six months ago, police said. Police recovered the body and sent it to Meherpur Sadar General Hospital for autopsy.