Jubo League leader shot dead in mid-river
A Jubo League leader was killed when miscreants opened fire on a trawler carrying a union parishad chairman and a member in the middle of the river Meghna when they were returning home from inaccessible Madanpur union under Doulatkhan upazila in Bhola district on Friday evening.
The deceased was identified as Md Titu.
The 35-year-old Titu was the organising secretary of Dhania union Jubo League under Bhola Sadar upazila. He was the son of Tasir Ahmed of the Ward No. 4 of the union.
Police said the incident happened in the middle of the river Meghna under Madanpur union of Doulatkhan upazila.
Helal Master, newly elected UP member of the Ward No. 7 of Madanpur union, said Madanpur union parishad election under Doulatkhan upazila was held on November 11 last. "We left Nasir Majhir Ghat under Dhania union of Bhola Sadar upazila for Madanpur union by a trawler along with the newly-elected chairman AKM Nasir Uddin Nannu at about 10:00am," he said.
"Reaching Madanpur, the newly elected chairman and members met local people and talked to them. Then we left for Nasir Majhir Ghat of Bhola Sadar upazila by a trawler. When we reached in the middle of Meghna river in between Dhania under Bhola Sadar upazila and Madanpur union under Doulatkhan upazila, a group of miscreants on board a speedboat approached to our trawler and fired shots. At that time, a bullet hit Titu's head. Then we turned our trawler back and rushed injured Titu to Bhola Sadar Hospital. He died on his way to the hospital," said Helal Master.
Bhola police super Mohammad Saiful Islam said a person died receiving bullet injury. The speedboat which was used by the miscreants was seized. Investigation is going on and the attackers will be brought to justice soon.