A Jubo League activist was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Sarkar Hat area of Hathazari upazila in Chittagong on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Nure Elahi Jewel, 32, supporter of Awami League (AL)-backed candidate Nurul Afsar.
Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Hathazari Police Station Md Ismail said Thursday was the last day of electioneering ahead of the union parishad (UP) polls in the upazila, scheduled to be held on May 7.
The supporters of AL-backed candidate Nurul Afsar were preparing a motorcade around 9:30pm as part of the electioneering when some unidentified miscreants fired gunshots at them, leaving Nure Elahi Jewel injured, he added.
On information, police rushed to the spot and rescued Jewel.
AS the injured was whisked off to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) doctors declared him dead.
However, additional superintendent of police (North) Md Mostafizur Rahman said the deceased received the injuries as a bullet flied out of a gun which was being swayed unmindfully by one of his fellow supporters of the AL-candidate.
Police has launched a drive to recover the gun, he added.