A 45-year-old man was hacked to death in Dighalia upazila of Khulna early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Yasin Sheikh, 45.
He was an Awami League activist working for Farhana Halima, the party’s candidate in the upcoming Senhati Union Parishad poll.
The victim's family claimed that he was killed in an attack by rivals centering the election.
According to locals, he was stabbed at 3 am by unidentified criminals. Later they rushed him to Dighalia upazila health complex where a doctor declared him dead.
Officer-in charge of Dighalia Police Station(Investigation) said police have launched an operation to arrest the attackers.
The body has been sent to the morgue of Khulna Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he added.