Workers Party leader shot dead in Pabna
A local leader of Workers Party of Bangladesh was shot dead allegedly by outlaws in Atghoria upazila of Pabna this evening. The party blamed the operatives of an extremist group locally known as Sarbahara for the attack, reports our Pabna correspondent.
The deceased was identified as Abdur Rashid, 40, vice president of the upazila unit of Jatiya Krishak Samity, farmers’ wing of the Workers Party. According to party sources and police, miscreants shot Rashid in front of his home at Chachkiya village around 8:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot. Zakir Hossain, Pabna district general secretary of Workers Party, accused the extremists belonging to Sarbahara for the murder, saying they had been threatening Rashid for long.