A recently elected member of Shundoli Union Parishad in Jashore was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Uttam Kumar Sarkar, son of Oshantu Sarkar of Harishpur village in the Sundoli upazila. On December 26, Uttam was elected member of ward-1 of the Sundoli UP.
The incident occurred around 8:30 pm on the road adjacent to Harishpur Government Primary School.
According to witnesses, some miscreants attacked Uttam while heading toward his home from Sundoli Bazar. They shot him on chest and fled from the spot as the locals came hearing the sound, they said.
Uttam died on the spot, said Md Shamim, officer-in-charge of Abhaynagar police station.
The body has been sent to Jashore Medical College for autopsy, he said.