An union unit Awami League president of Jamalpur district was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Friday night.
Deceased Hanifuddin was the president of Doail union AL in Sarishabari upazila.
Sarishabari thana OC Billal Hossain said Hanifuddin was taking tea at a tea stall in Char Hatbari area at about 7:45pm. Suddenly a bullet, fired from the East side of the road, hit Hanif on his head, leaving him critically injured.
Hanif died on way to hospital, the OC said.
A police hunt began to nab the killers.
The reason behind the killing could not be known immediately.