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UP member killing sparks protests in Gaibandha

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  • 14 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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UP member killing sparks protests in Gaibandha
Local people bring out a procession in Lakshmipur Bazar area under Gaibandha Sadar upazila on Saturday, protesting the killing of newly elected UP member Abdur Rauf Master. – PBA Photo

GAIBANDHA: Local people on Saturday blocked Gaibandha-Sundarganj road at Lakshmipur Bazar in Sadar upazila demanding exemplary punishment of killer of newly-elected member of Lakshmipur union parishad Abdur Rauf Master.

They took to the streets in the morning and staged demonstrations protesting the killing of Abdur Rauf. They also placed logs on the road and set a tyre afire around 10:00 am, halting traffic movement for about four and a half hours.

Earlier, on Friday night, Abdur Rauf, a newly elected member of Lakshmipur union parishad, was killed by a youth in Gobindapur village of Sadar upazila.

Police claimed to have arrested a man, identified as Rezaul, in connection with the murder. Gaibandha Police super Touhidul Islam suspected, “The attacker might have killed him over previous enmity.”

 A compliant was lodged with Sadar Police on Saturday, he added.