A BNP leader has been killed in a bomb blast hurled by miscreants in Bagerhat.
The incident took place at the Khulna-Mongla highway’s Bhoroshapur bus stand area around 8pm on Thursday.
The deceased was Rampal Upazila Ujalkur union former chairman Khaja Moin Uddin Akhter. He was also the organizing secretary of the upazila BNP.
Rampal police station OC Md Lutfar Rahman confirmed the matter.
According to locals, Moin was having tea at a tea stall in front of his house when some men hurled a bomb at him.
Moin was rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital in a critical state where he was declared dead.
When locals went forward after the bomb blast, the culprits told them it was a gas cylinder blast and fled the scene hurriedly, the local people added.