The deceased was a chairman candidate for the upcoming Fapor UP polls
An Awami League (AL) leader in Bogra’s Fapor union was allegedly hacked to death on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Mominul Islam Rocky, 33, the general secretary of Bogura Sadar's Fapor union Awami League unit, and son of Sirajul Islam of Mandalpara village in the union.
He was a chairman candidate for the upcoming Fapor union parishad (UP) polls.
According to locals, Rocky did not live in the area but would often come here for various party programs.
At around 9:30pm on Tuesday, Rocky was talking to some people in an open field in the Hatkhola area when a group of miscreants surrounded him and attacked him with sharp weapons.
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Locals rushed him to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at around 10:30pm.
There were several cases lodged against the deceased, including that of murder.
Fapor union Awami League President Advocate Raju Mandal claimed that Rocky was killed by rival group members ahead of UP polls.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Bogra Sadar Circle Additional Superintendent of Police Faisal Mahmud said that a search operation was launched in the area soon after the murder.
“The matter is being investigated. However, we are yet to identify those behind the gruesome murder and ascertain the reason behind the crime.”