BOGRA: A local Awami League leader was shot dead by a gang of assailants at Chalitabari area in Sadar upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Moazzem Hossain, 55, vice-president of ward no:7 of Shakharia union unit AL.
Witnesses said, some armed miscreants riding on eight to ten motorcycles attacked 10 to 12 people, including Moazzem, when they were returning home in the area around 8:30pm. They opened fire from behind.
Moazzem caught in the line of fire but others managed to flee.
He was rushed to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Tahman Medical College Hospital where on-duty doctors declared Moazzem dead.
Shah Alam, sub-inspector of Bogra Chhilimpur police outpost said, the body of Moazzem bore several injury marks.
He might have been killed over previous enmity, police said.