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Injured in rival attack, AL leader dies

Injured in rival attack, AL leader dies

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SYLHET: An Awami League leader who was injured in an attack by his rivals died in Sylhet’s Bishwanath upazila on Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Sheikh Goyas Mia, 55, son of late Iskander Ali of the upazila’s Baruni village.

Goyas was the Publicity Secretary of the upazila’s Dashghar union AL unit.

Goyas was attacked by his rivals while returning home from Pirer Bazar area on the night of May 28. He was rushed by his relatives to the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where he died after receiving treatment for six days, reports UNB.

His son Mazed Ahmad has filed a case at Bishwanath police station yesterday, accusing 20 people of the attack. Another five to eight people have been accused as ‘unidentified’.

Masuk Mia, another AL leader of the area, has been made the prime suspect in the case.

Officer In-charge (Investigation) of Bishwanath police station Jahidul Islam, who is also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, said that they will request the higher authority to convert it into a murder case.

“Operations are on to nab the suspects of the case”, the OC added.

Leaders and activists of the area’s Awami League, Jubo League and Chhatra League units, including former Member of Parliament (MP) and Sylhet district AL’s General Secretary (In-charge) Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, have condemned the incident and expressed grief over the matter.