Outlaw shot dead in Kushtia
A top leader of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-ML) was found dead in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia yesterday morning.
The victim, Motaleb Hossain, 45, was the chief of the Lal Pataka faction, said Assistant Police Super of Kushtia Chokdar Abdul Halim.
Informed by locals, police recovered the bullet-hit body of Motaleb from Jhutiadanga field at Malihad village in Mirpur around 6:00 am, the ASP said.
Quoting victim's relatives, the ASP said Motaleb went missing on Tuesday night. “He might have been gunned down by his rivals,” he said.
Hailing from Gaserdia village in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia, Motaleb was accused in at least 14 cases, including six for murders filed with Mirpur, Bheramara and Daulatpur police stations of the district, police sources said.
Motaleb was accused of killing Abdur Rasul Babu Khan, president of BNP Mirpur upazila unit, in 2005 and Basir Uddin Kachi, an activist of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, in 2003, the sources said.