Ruling party lawmaker shot dead in B'desh

Dhaka
1 Jan 2017

Unidentified miscreants today shot dead a ruling Awami League lawmaker at his constituency in northwestern Gaibandha, police said. They said 48-year-old Manzurul Islam Liton was shot at his village home as he was holding a meeting with local activists. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition at neighbouring Rangpur district where doctors declared him dead. "He (Liton) was brought here (Rangpur Medical College Hospital) with wounds but he possibly died somewhere on his way to the hospital," acting director of the facility Dr Ajay Kumar Roy said. Police said unidentified miscreants on motorbikes shot Liton from a close proximity at his village home at Masterpara near Bamondanga railway station. "Three assailants arrived at the yard of Liton's house where he was holding a meeting with some people. One of them fired two shots from a pistol," Gaibandha's additional police Superintendent Abdullah Al-Faruk said. He said the miscreants fled the scene using the motorbike. PTI