A leader of the ruling Awami League (AL) has allegedly been dead after another party man manhandled him at Maheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar.
Deceased Jahirul Alam, 57, general secretary of AL Kalarmarchara union unit, was pronounced dead after he was rushed to a local hospital on Saturday.Witnesses said, unit’s member Badiul Alam manhandled Jahirul at Yonuskhali Barzar in Kalarmarchara union of the upazila around 11:00 am.
The incident of manhandling between the duo broke out over the recast of the unit’s committee, they said.
At one stage, Jahirul Alam fell on the ground during the manhandling and complained of severe irritation in his body and fell sick.
He was rushed to the Zamzam Hospital Ltd at Chakaria, where duty doctors pronounced him dead.
Hospital sources said, deceased Jahirul died before he was brought to the hospital.
Tareq Bin Osman, Chairman of Kalarmarchara Union Parishad, said, “A quarrel broke out between AL Kalarmarchara union unit’s president Nurul Islam and member Badiul Alam regarding the list of the party councillors. Badiul Alam knocked Jahirul Alam down on the ground after he came for the help of Nurul Islam. Jahirul died after falling on the ground.”