AL activist hacked to death
A local ruling party activist was hacked to death by his fellow partymen in the Damukdia area of Shailkupa on Sunday night over establishing supremacy in the locality.
Rashidul Islam Mridha, 45, was an activist of Monoharpur Union Awami League. Jhantu Mollah, another AL activist who was with Rashidul at the time, was also attacked and injured.
Rashidul's cousin Ajmir Sharif, also a resident of the area, said two groups of local AL had been competing with each other for supremacy in the village for a long time.
He added that there was a clash on Friday night over the outcome of the last Union Parishad election. The two groups were on their way to Shailkupa Police Station to settle the issue when Rashidul and Jhantu were attacked around 10:30pm.
Witnesses said the attackers were local villagers Bakul Hossain and Jahid Hossain.
Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Shailkupa Police Station, said police were looking into the matter.