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12:00 AM, November 02, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 02, 2011

Narsingdi mayor shot dead

Protesters block highway, rail; Jubo League activist killed in Tangail


Lokman Hossain

Mayor of Narsingdi municipality Lokman Hossain succumbed to his wounds at DMCH around 10:30pm last night, about three hours after an unidentified assailant shot him at the town Awami League office on Sadar Road.
Forty-three-year-old Lokman was the general secretary of the town unit AL.
Incensed, hundreds of locals blockaded the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Shahey Protap area around 10:00pm and vandalised some buses, reports our correspondent from Narsingdi.
Road communications remained cut till the filing of this report at 1:00am today.
Protesters also halted movement of trains at the railway station in the town, said Maran Chandra Das, station master of Narsingdi Railway Station.
A masked miscreant opened fire on Lokman in a room of the AL office around 7:30pm while he was talking to party men, Sudipto Saha, a contractor of the municipality, told newsmen at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Sudipto was in the room when the attack was carried out.
As the others in the room dispersed, the assailant got closer to the mayor and fired again, he added.
The attacker managed to flee the scene soon after the incident.
Party men whisked the victim away to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital. Later he was shifted to DMCH as his condition worsened.
Attending doctors at DMCH detected four bullet marks in different parts of his body.
Protesters brought out processions across the city, said SM Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Narsingdi Police Station.
The deceased was a gold medal awardee as the best mayor of the country.
A tense situation was prevailing in the town. Strong contingents of police have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident, added the OC.
Jubo League activist gunned down in Tangail
Armed miscreants shot a Jubo League activist to death and injured two others in the town last night.
The dead is Sadekur Rahman Dipu, 28, a member of district unit Jubo League.
The injured are his younger brother Sayem, 25, and shop employee Rubel, 22. They have been undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
About five miscreants on motorcycles arrived at the electronic goods store of Dipu on Victoria Road around 9:00pm, reports our Tangail correspondent quoting witnesses.
They sprayed bullets into the shop, leaving Dipu dead on the spot and the two injured.
Following the incident, Jubo League activists brought out a procession in the town protesting the death of their fellow activist.
Police could not confirm the motive behind the killing.

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