Two AL men hacked to death in Pabna, Kushtia
A union level leader and an activist of Awami League were hacked to death by unidentified criminals in Pabna and Kushtia districts on Sunday night and early yesterday.
Our Pabna correspondent reported that Md Mosaddek Ali Mukul, 45, general secretary of Haturia-Nakalia union unit of AL and also headmaster of Anwara Quader Girls High School in Bera upazila, came under attack by an unknown gang while he was returning home from Haturia-Nakalia Market along with AL activist Hazrat Ali at around 11:30pm.
The gang waylaid their motorbike in Haturia-Purbopara area, hacked them with sharp weapons and left the scene. Mosaddeque died on the spot while Hazrat Ali, who sustained serious injuries, was admitted to Enayetpur Medical College Hospital in Sirajganj.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Pabna Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy yesterday morning. Mosaddek's brother filed a case with Bera Police Station, accusing nine people yesterday.
Soon after filing of the case, police arrested two of the accused in the case from Haturia-Purbopara village. The arrestees are Mazem Mollah, 55, and Manik Hossain, 30.
Officer-in-charge (OC) Md Tofazzal Hossain of Bera Police Station said previous enmity over land dispute might be the reason behind the murder. “We are trying to unearth clue to the killing of the AL leader,” he said.
Contacted, Md Abdul Quader, general secretary of AL Bera upazila unit, said Mosaddek might have been killed by BNP-Jamaat men.
In Kushtia, unknown criminals hacked an Awami League (AL) activist to death at Gopalpur village in Mirpur upazila of the district early yesterday.
The victim was identified as Mamun Gazi, 35, son of late Amzad Ali Gazi of the village.
Kamarul Arefin, general secretary of Mirpur upazila unit of AL and also chairman of Mirpur upazila Parishad, claimed that Mamun was an activist of the unit.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sahidul Islam of Mirpur Police Station quoted family members as saying that criminals stormed into Mamun's room at around 2:30am and hacked him with sharp weapons while he was asleep.
As family members came to the room, hearing scream, the gang fled the scene.
Mamun was taken to Mirpur Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead. Sources said he was involved with outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) faction. He was an accused in two bomb blast cases filed with Mirpur police station in 2006, the OC added.
Police yesterday arrested one Jihad Ali, member of Chitholia Union Parishad, for his alleged involvement in the killing.