KISHOREGANJ, Oct 10 (UNB): A local leader of Awami League was shot dead Sunday night at Nagorpur village in Nikli Upazila by armed miscreants which triggered angry protests.
The deceased, Abdul Qaiyum (45), president of Shingpur Union Awami League, was talking to his friends in his front courtyard after Tarabee prayers, at about 10pm, when some armed assailants opened fire on him.
Family sources said Qaiyum had "rivalry" with former chairman of Shingpur Union Parishad and local BNP leader Mukhtaruddin over a Jalmohal (water body).
The body of Qaiyum was sent to the Sadar Hospital morgue and a case filed against 14 suspects.
The accused all went into hiding, as the killing sparked off demonstrations in the area.