The incident took place in front of Gopinathpur High School on Saturday evening
Miscreants have shot a Union Parishad (UP) member dead in Gopalganj Sadar upazila.
The incident took place in front of Gopinathpur High School around 7pm on Saturday.
The deceased is Hamidul Sharif, 45, a member of Ward 7 under Gopinathpur Union Parishad in the upazila.
Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) (Investigation) Hazrat Ali said Hamidul was returning home in a rickshaw van after closing down his shop at Gopinathpur Bazar.
Miscreants riding a motorcycle intercepted the van when it reached near the school.
They fired at him and left the scene.
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Locals rushed Hamidul to Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital where the on-duty physician declared him dead, the police official said.
Hamidul was shot four times in his chest, he said.
Police detained the rickshaw van-puller, Sagar, for interrogation.
"We are conducting drives to arrest the perpetrators," the OC added.
The process of filing a case is underway.
On Friday, a Union Parishad member, who was also an Awami League leader, was shot and hacked to death in Pabna town.