Kotwali OC closed:UP chairman shot dead in Jessore

Assailants shot dead Mosharraf Hossain, 61, chairman of Ichhali union council and also union unit general secretary of the ruling party under Jessore sadar upazila at around 10:30am on Tuesday.Dr Abdullah –al- Mamun, emergency medical officer, Jessore Medical College Hospital declared the UP chairman dead on arrival at around 11:25 am. ‘The dead received a gun shot in the thigh’, he told journalists.Hospital sources also said that the throat of the UP wore a mark of knife.Enamul Haque, officer in-charge, Kotwali police station was closed to Jessore police line on charge of negligence of law and order situation, KM Ariful Haque, additional superintendent of police, Jessore confirmed at night.Sheikh Goni Mia, officer in-charge, investigation was given the charge of the officer in-charge, he added.Ferdausi Begum, wife of the slain UP chairman told that unidentified miscreants shot dead her husband on way to the union council in the morning. ‘He left Jessore town’s Puratan Kashba based rented residence at around 10 am,’ she added.Awal Hossain, grandchild of the victim and also resident of the area told New Nation that unidentified miscreants riding on a motorbike shot and knifed to death his grandfather near the office of multinational medicine company Singenta at a place between Bahadurpur and Panchbaria on Jessore- Magura Road at around 10 am. ‘He was going to the UP by a motorbike without any companion’, he added.Khaledur Rahman Tito, former lawmaker for Jessore -3 and also a leader of the ruling party told New Nation in front of the Jessore Medical College Hospital morgue that the dead was the union unit general secretary of Awami League. While asked to make comment about the killing he said ‘no comments’.The dead was the youngest son among the four of Late Mokam Mandol of Ichhali under Kotwali police station, family sources told New Nation.KM Ariful Haque, additional superintendent of police, Jessore told that the reason behind the killing could not be known immediately.Shahidul Islam Milon, president elect, Jessore district unit Awami League, however, described the incident as a political murder.Local sources said the dead had connections with an outlawed party once.The district unit AL president demanded punishments to the killers.The Awami League brought out a protest procession in the town at noon.Enamul Haque, officer in-charge, Kotwali police station told New Nation that the police were investigating into the incident. None was arrested and no case was lodged till filing of the report at 3pm. Jessore Correspondent