Jubo league activist hacked dead in Rangpur

A local Jubo League activist was reportedly hacked to death by his cousin over land dispute in Sadar upazila of Rangpur on Friday afternoon.The incident took place at around 5.30pm in Lahirirhaat area under Chandanpat union of the upazila.

Deceased Rejaul Islam, 28, was a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Chandanpat union unit and an activist of Bangladesh Jubo League in the upazila unit.According to the deceased’s family, there had been a loggerheads between Rejaul’s family and his cousin’s family over a piece of land. On Friday afternoon, they all sat on an arbitration to settle the dispute. During arbitration process, an altercation took place between Rejaul and his cousin Rabbi and at one stage of the altercation, Rabbi attacked the victim with a sharp weapon, leaving him critically injured.Family members rushed Rejaul to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.Additional Superintendent of Police in Rangpur Iftekhayer Alam said being informed, police recovered the body and kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy.Meanwhile, police detained a suspect for questioning and police are trying to arrest the main accused of the killing, the ASP added.

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