NOAKHALI: Miscreants hacked a Union Parishad (UP) member to death in Hatiya upazila of the district in the early hours of Thursday.
Deceased Rabindra Das, 35, was the member of ward no 3 under Char Ishwar Union Parishad. He was also the vice-president of upazila unit Swechchha Sebak League.
A gang of armed miscreants attacked upazila Srameek League president Al Amin and Rabindra Das at 2:00am at Nanda Road of the union while they were returning home by a motorcycle, said Al Amin.
They fired gunshots aiming at Al Amin’s bike. At one stage, the gang members hacked Rabindra indiscriminately as he tried to flee the scene, leaving the UP member injured.
But Al Amin managed to flee.
Critically wounded Rabindra was taken to Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty physician declared him dead.
Hatiya Police Station OC Abul Khayer said the body was sent to Noakhali Sadar hospital for autopsy.
Police did not yet arrest anyone involved in the incident.