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Awami League leader stabbed to death in Sunamganj, 3 held

  • Published at 07:57 am March 19th, 2019
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Joynal Abedin was the general secretary of Awami League's Jahangirnagar union unit of Sunamganj Sadar upazila Dhaka Tribune

Police have said they will investigate the matter

An Awami League union leader has been stabbed to death in Sunamganj, due to prior enmity.

Locals found his body near Dholaipar Government Primary School early Tuesday, and informed the police.

The deceased, Joynal Abedin—who was from Islampur village—was the general secretary of Awami League's Jahangirnagar union unit of Sunamganj Sadar upazila.

Four people—Selim, Sagor, Shahin Shah, and Robi—were detained by police as suspects in connection with the incident.

Jahangirnagar union Chairman Muksed Ali said: "Joynal has been brutally stabbed to death by opposition men. I strongly condemn this violence and demand justice for Joynal."

Locals have demanded severe punishment for the people involved in this incident.

Sunamganj Sadar police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Shahidullah said: "We have recovered the weapons used in the incident, and Joynal's clothes that were drenched in blood."

According to locals, the Awami League leader was extremely popular and was regarded as an honest person.

Superintendent of Sunamganj Sadar police Md Barkatullah Khan said: "We have detained four people in connection with the incident, and will take strict legal action against the culprits."

He assured the locals that everyone will be brought to justice as police will investigate the matter.

Later, law enforcement took Joynal's body to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital for autopsy. Senior police officials also inspected the crime scene.

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