PABNA: A local union parishad member and Awami League leader was hacked and shot dead in Sadar upazila of the district on Friday evening in sequel to conflict over establishing supremacy in the area.
The deceased was identified as Bakul Hossain, 40, son of Md Dulal Hossain, of village Dakkhin Ramchandrapur, the UP member of Ward No. 7 in Dogachi union and joint secretary of the same ward of Awami League.Police and locals said Bakul had a longstanding conflict with Mokhlesur Rahman group over collecting subscription from CNG and Autobikes at Ananta Intersection.
In sequel to the conflict, killers of the rival group hacked him and then shot him to death in Anantabandh Dakkhin Ramchandrapur area under Dogachi union at about 7:00 pm.
Pabna Sadar Circle's additional police super Ibne Mizan said police went to spot receiving information and sent the body of slain to Pabna General Hospital morgue.
Indicating that Bakul was murdered in sequel to establishing supremacy in the local area, the police official said the police had already launched a manhunt to arrest the killers.
He also expressed the hope that it would be possible to arrest the killers soon.