Councillor candidate killed soon after he declared elected

Staff Correspondent

17 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A councillor candidate was stabbed to death shortly after he was declared victorious in Sirajganj Municipality elections on Saturday.

The deceased was Tariqul Islam, who was elected from ward 6 under Sirajganj Municipality.

Hasibul Alam, superintendent of police of the district,   

confirmed the news.

He said that after being victorious, the councillor-elect and his supporters were holding a victory procession around 7:30pm.

Miscreants attacked them and stabbed Tariqul, leaving him seriously injured, the SP said. He was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.

In response to a query which party the victim belonged to, the police officer said he was not clear in this regard.

Hasibul Alam said they were trying to identify the killers and arrest them.