Unidentified criminals have gunned down two top local leaders of Awami League in Satkhira and Bandarban.
In Satkhira, Nazrul Islam, 55, vice-president of Agardari union unit Awami League and son of Nesaruddin of Kuchpukur village in sadar upazila, was shot dead by miscreants at Kashempur Hazampara in the district town on Monday.Quoting witnesses, police super of the district Iltutmish said a gang of miscreants appeared at the spot riding a motorbike and fired gunshots on Nazrul while he was returning home from Kadamtala Bazar around 11:30 am, leaving him dead on the spot.
The motive behind the killing could not be known yet.
However, Palash, son of the victim, said his father might have been killed following an enmity with former UP member Towhidul.
In Bandarban, Mong Pru Thoai, president of Tarasa union unit Awami League, was gunned down by some miscreants at Shamukjhuri in Roangchhari upazila this morning.
Police super of Bandarban Zakir Hossain said the miscreants opened fire on Mong while he was going to the district town by a motorbike at noon. He died on the spot.
Meanwhile, a joint force, including police and army, launched a manhunt to arrest the culprits.