Publish: 14 Jan 2021, 10:14 am
The body of an independent councillor candidate was recovered in Jhenidah's Shailakupa upazila early hours of Thursday, five hours after the brother of an Awami League councillor candidate was hacked to death by rivals in the area.
The deceased was identified as Alamgir Hossain Babu, an independent candidate for ward 8 in the upcoming Shailakupa municipality election.
The body was recovered from Debtola River in the area at around 1:00am.
Earlier, Boltu Hossain, 50, younger brother of Shawkat Hossain, was hacked dead on Wednesday evening.
Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Shailakupa Police Station, said a group of supporters of another councillor candidate Alamgir Hossain swooped on Boltu when he was in the election campaign office of his brother Shawkat in Kabirpur area around 7:00pm.
The attackers assaulted Boltu with lethal weapons, leaving him critically injured, he added.
The injured man was taken to Kushtia Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 9:30pm, said Taposh Kumar Sarker, resident medical officer of the hospital.