A Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) leader was shot to death by miscreants at Kakalodi of Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj district on Monday evening.
The deceased was identified as Shahjahan Bachchu, 55, former general secretary of district CPB and owner of Bishakha Publication.
Additional Police Superintendent (Sirajdikhan circle) Asaduzzaman said four miscreants on two motorcycles opened fire on Bachchu just before the iftar, killing him on the spot.
The body was sent to Munshiganj General Hospital for autopsy, he said.
The former CPB leader was also a poet and freethinker, used to criticizing popular beliefs and faiths through his Facebook posts.
He was reportedly a target of militants and fanatics for his criticism read news published on August 8, 2015 in a daily national.