Police have recovered the body of BNP Secretary Md Habibur Rahman Talukder, 50, at Tushkhali Secondary School in Tushkhali union, last night. Habibur Rahman was the BNP secretary of Dhanishafa union, ward no 4 in Mathbaria upazila, Pirojpur.
The Mathbaria union BNP President KM Humayun Kabir confirmed that Md Habibur Rahman Talukder had been missing since Sunday afternoon.
Maleka Begum, wife of the deceased Habibur Rahman, said: “My husband was called away from in front of the mosque of Tushkhali Secondary School by a group of people, under the leadership Awami League (AL) General Secretary of Dhanishafa Union, Ward no 4, Idris Talukder, to an unknown location.”
“I later filed a general diary in Mathbaria police station Monday afternoon, after my husband’s disappearance,” she said.
Habibur Rahman’s family searched and found his body in Tushkhali Secondary School at night, next to a toilet.
Maleka also said that the conflict began when Habibur Rahman refused to work for the Awami League-backed candidate during the last union council election.
Tensions also exacerbated when Hafizur Rahman, Habibur Rahman Talukder’s son developed a dispute with Saiful, the son of AL leader Idris Talukder’s brother, during a game of football.
Mathbaria police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) KM Tariqul said that the body has been sent to Pirojpur morgue for autopsy. He said Habibur Rahman had rope marks on his neck, with his face completely bashed in.
It is thought that the killers might have hit his (Habibur Rahman) head hard against the floor, or a hard wall, killing him in the process.