Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | ePaper
SL leader killed in Pirojpur
A Swechchhasebak League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Kabutarkhali village of Mathbaria upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Jony Talukdar, 25, vice-president of Gulishakhali union unit Swechchhashebak League and son of Hashem Ali Talukdar of the village. He was a supporter of upazila polls independent candidate Rezaul Islam.
Rezaul had been at loggerheads with Hossain Mosharraf Shakku, an Awami League candidate.
Jony was critically injured after supporters of Shakku reportedly attacked him around 8:45am, said Shawkat Anwar, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria Police Station.
He succumbed to his injuries around 1pm while being taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
Police arrested Jahangir, a supporter of Shakku after the attack.