A local Awami League leader was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Mahmudpur village in Patnitala upazila in Naogaon on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Ishaque Hossain, 75, president of upazila unit Awami League and a resident of the village, report agencies. Rafiqul Islam, additional superintendent of police (Patnitala circle), Ishaque was returning home by his vehicle after attending a party meeting at its office.
A group of miscreants swooped on him as soon as he got down from the vehicle at his courtyard around 10pm, he said. The attackers chopped him and his driver Dulal Hossain, 35, with sharp weapons, leaving them injured.
The injured were taken to upazila health complex where doctors declared the AL leader dead. Before the attack, the assailants confined the caretaker of Ishaque’s house to his room, the police official said.