Pro-AL leader shot dead
A union-level leader of Swechchhasebak League, a volunteer wing of Awami League, was shot dead by criminals in the capital's Shyampur yesterday.
The dead, Merajul Islam Lalu, 35, the president of Shyampur union unit of the body was also a brick and sand supplier.
Jakir Hossain, uncle of the victim, told reporters at Dhaka Medical College Hospital that around 7:45pm two criminals shot Merajul in his business establishment near Shyampur bridge. He was declared dead at the hospital.
Jakir said Merajul had a feud with a criminal gang led by Hatkata Nabi. Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge of Kadamtali police, said the motives behind the killing could not be known but they were investigating it.