COX’S BAZAR: A man has been shot and hacked to death by armed assailants in Pekua upazila of the district on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Joynal Abedian, 37, son of late Nurunnabi of Afzaliapara under Mognama union of the upazila.Two others—Ali Akbar, 39, and Rifa Akhter, 16, received injuries during the attack at Fultala Station around 09:00pm on Sunday.
Witnesses said a group of locals, led by Abu Syed and Nezam Uddin, attacked on Joynal Abedin in front of one Ashu’s shop. They first shot Joynal and then hacked him indiscriminately and left the place. During the attack, Ali Akbar and Rifa received injuries.
They all were rushed to the local health complex and then shifted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where Joynal died.
Locals said Nezam Uddin and Joynal’s younger brother Shahab Uddin had a conflict over a trifling matter few days ago that might led the attack.
Pekua police OC Saifur Rahman Majumder said a police hunt was on to arrest the culprits.