A local leader of the Jubo League was brutally attacked and shot dead allegedly by assailants in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Alauddin Patwari, 45, vice-president of Bashikpur union unit of the Jubo League and son of Sadek Patwari.
Mosleh Uddin, officer-in-charge of Chandraganj police station, said that the victim was attacked by 5-6 men while he was talking on the mobile phone in the Padma Dighirpar area of Bashikpur around 10pm.
While fleeing, the men fired at Alauddin, leaving him critically injured. He was taken to Sadar Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Police suspect he was killed over previous enmity or establishing supremacy in the area.
Meanwhile, Nur uddin Chowdhury Noyon, general secretary of the Awami League's district unit and Laxmipur-2 constituency MP, blamed the Jubo Dal and BNP activists for the murder.