A local Awami League leader was killed by unidentified miscreants at Char Amzadpur village in Companiganj upazila on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Didar Hossain Sohorab alias Sohorab Hossain, 38, son of late Abu Taher of the area. He was the former president of Char Parboti Union Parishad (ward no-6) of the upazila.
Quoting locals, Sub-Inspector Jakir Hossain of Charbalua Police Outpost, said he had several bulldozer machines. He gave one bulldozer to Bahar Mia of Char Amzad village.
He went to Bahar’s house to collect the rent of the machine when some miscreants numbering 10-12 attacked him with sharp weapons.
At one stage, they took Sohorab out of the house and slaughtered him, the SI added.
On information, police recovered the body around 2am and sent it to Noakhali General Hospital for autopsy, said Md Rabiul, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Companiganj Police Station.
The motive behind the murder could not be known yet. Police are investigating the matter, the OC added.