A local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, who suffered bullet and stab injuries reportedly in a rival attack at Pakshi Rooppur intersection in Ishwardi upazila on Sunday evening, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Monday morning, Agencies report.
The deceased was identified as Sadrul Alam Pintu, 28, president of Pakshi union BCL and son of Abdul Azad of Char Rooppur village in the upazila.
Quoting family members, officer-in-charge of Ishwardi Police Station Azim Uddin said rivals opened fire on Pintu around 7:30pm and then stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving critically injured.
He was first taken to Ishwardi upazila health complex from where he was sent to the RMCH following deterioration of his condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 6am today.
Locals said Pintu had long been at loggerheads with BCL activist Saurav Hossain Tuntuni as he severed Tuntuni’s one hand earlier.
The BCL leader might have been killed over previous enmity, they said.