Miscreants stormed into the house of an Awami League activist and shot him to death at Ranjirpur village in BagerSadar upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Binoy Krishna Das, 57, a ruling party man and son of late Ashutosh Das of the village. He used to run a shop at the village.
Police said a gang of criminals, numbering 6-7, swooped on the house of Binoy Krishna, breaking open the door in the early hours and opened fire on him, leaving him dead on the spot, a UNB report says.
Suja Rani, 48, wife of Binoy, was also injured as the miscreants beat her mercilessly.
Police suspected that Binoy was killed over previous enmity. A tense situation was prevailing in the area following the incident.