A local Awami League leader was allegedly hacked to death by a group of assailants in Jashore on Monday evening.
The deceased was identified as Thandu Mia, 44, member of Patibila Union Parishad ward-4 and son of Sirajul Islam of Patibila village in Chougacha upazila.
Six more people sustained injuries in the attack. They have been identified as Mominur Rahman, 44, Abdul Hamid, 45, Wasim Sarkar, 32, Tito, 32, Abu Bakar Siddique, 40, and Mokbul Hossain, 35, from the same village.
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According to Mokbul and other witnesses, all of them were sitting at a tea stall at Patibila Bazar around 7pm when some 10 people, including Tito, Ibrahim, Selim, Tota and Ashraf, attacked them with sharp weapons and sticks over an old enmity.
Locals rushed the injured to Chougacha Upazila Health Complex. Thandu, Mominur and Abdul were later shifted to Jashore General Hospital, where doctors pronounced Thandu’s death.
Saiful Alam, officer-in-charge of Chougacha police station, said, "Efforts are on to nab the accused."