Miscreants hacked to death Abu Chayed Ripon, 48, joint general secretary of Mirwarishpur Union Awami League in Noakhali’s Begumganj upazila.
Nizam Uddin, a security guard at a market on Bariarhat near Ripon’s house on Thursday morning, saw his body lying on the road and informed the police.
Begumganj Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mir Jahedul Islam Rony said from the spot, ‘The body of the deceased has been recovered. Who or who killed him will be investigated and found out. ‘
Abu Chayed Ripon was operating Lal-Sabuj and Ekushey Paribahan buses plying on Dhaka-Noakhali road at Begumganj crossroads.
According to locals, the killings centered on the upcoming Union Parishad (UP) elections.
However, last night Ripon had two lakh rupees, said Ripon’s brother. Ripon’s used motorcycle was recovered from the scene.
Chaumuhani Municipality Mayor Khaled Saifullah and senior police officials visited the spot.