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Awami League leader shot dead in Lakshmipur

Update : 01 Sep 2015, 08:11 PM

An Awami League leader was shot dead by some unidentified assailants in Chandraganj upazila, Lakshmipur yesterday.

Quoting witnesses, police said a group of 4/5 miscreants in a CNG-run auto-rickshaw swooped on Omar Faruk, vice-president of Chandraganj union unit of Awami League and son of late Abdul Mannan of West Latifpur village in the upazila, while he was having tea at a tea stall in Mostafa shop area around 9:30am.

The attackers opened fire on the Awami League leader, leaving him critically injured. Later, he died on the way to Noakhali Sadar Hospital.

On receiving information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.

Mohammad Arjun, officer-in-charge of Chandraganj police station, said the reason behind the killing could not be known immediately.

Meanwhile, Kazi Mamunur Rashid Bablu, joint convener of Chandraganj thana unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, said Omar Faruk helped police to arrest some listed criminals.

Meanwhile, family members alleged that members of Nasir and Jisan Bahinis killed the

Awami League leader.

Meanwhile, local leaders and activists of Awami League and BCL brought out a procession in the area protesting the murder.

They demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the killing. On December 23 last, a gang of miscreants shot Omar at the same place. Later, he received treatment from Dhaka Medical College Hospital and a hospital in India. 

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