Awami League leader killed in Chattogram

Chattogram, Feb 25 (UNB): A local politician of Awami League was stabbed to death by assailants at Toiarpara in Satkania upazila of Chattogram on Wednesday night, police said Thursday.The 48-year-old deceased, Belal Uddin, was the general secretary of ward no 4 of Awami League’s Khagoria Union unit. Son of Abdul Karim of Khagoria, Belal lived in Panchhari upazila of Khagrachhari district.
Quoting eye-witnesses, Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Satkania Police Station, said some 10-12 men attacked Belal while he was returning home around 9 pm, and stabbed him before fleeing.
Hearing his creams, local people rushed a severely injured Belal to a nearby hospital, where doctors referred him to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival at the Chattogram hospital, the OC said.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the attack, police said.