A local leader of the Jatiya Jubo Jote was hacked to death allegedly by assailants in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia in the small hours of Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Mahbub Khan Salam, 35, general secretary of Jatiya Jubo Jote and son of Alauddin of Amdah village in the upazila.
Jabed Hassan, officer-in-charge of Doulatpur Police Station, said Salam was brought to Kushtia General Hospital around 10.20pm in a serious condition, and he died at 1.20am. "The body bore several stab injury marks," said the OC.
An eyewitness, identified as Mamun, who was accompanying the victim, told cops that a group of armed men suddenly attacked them near Allahrdarga Boyan intersection at night.
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"Mamun also suffered minor injuries in the attack. Efforts are on to nab the perpetrators of the crime," the OC said.