A gang of miscreants hacked Md Haidar Ali, 40, an executive member of Barguna Road Transport Labourers Union, to death.
Witnesses said the miscreants hacked him indiscriminately after he came out of his residence around 8pm. He was taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, Barisal where on duty doctor declared him dead. Police arrested a man who was identified as Abdur Rahman in connection with the killing.
Sahabuddin Sabu, president of Barguna Road Transport Workers’ Union, called the strike at a meeting at about 11pm.
Road communications of the district with other parts of the country remained suspended due to the strike, causing miseries to the passengers.
Apart from this, transport workers held a rally in front of Barguna Press Club demanding exemplary punishment of the killer.
With Sahabuddin Sabu in the chair, the rally was also addressed by Chairman of Barguna Sadar upzila and also transport leader Abbas Hossain Montu, President of Barguna Labourer Federation Union Sukhranjan Shil, President of Bus Owners' Association Mostafa Kislu and President of District Truck Shramik Union Raisul Alam Ripon.
Officer-in-Charge of Barguna sadar police station told the Dhaka Tribune that they were trying to nab other people involved in the killing.