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Awami League leaders shot dead in Bandarban, Satkhira

  • Published at 01:47 pm July 22nd, 2019
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'We are investigating the cause of the murder'

Two Awami League leaders in Bandarban and Satkhira were gunned down by miscreants in separate incidents.  

In Bandarban, miscreants opened fire on Roangchhari Upazila Tarachha union Awami League President Mong Paru Thoyai at Rulaing area on Monday afternoon

Later, locals took Thoyai to Bandarban Sader Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Roangchhari Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shariful Islam told Dhaka Tribune the miscreants fled the scene quickly after shooting Thoyai. 

“We are investigating the cause of the murder,” he added.

In Satkhira, Sadar Upazila Agardari union Awami League Vice-President Nazrul Islam, 48, died on spot when miscreants sprayed bullets on him at Kashempur Stone Bricks area on Monday morning, when he was returning home on his motorcycle from a nearby market.

“On information, police rushed to the scene and found Nazrul dead on spot,” Satkhira Sadar Police Station OC Mostafizur Rahman said while confirming the incident.