A person named Saidur Pramanik (50) was shot dead in Char Bangabaria village of Pabna Sadar Upazila. Pabna Municipal Awami League President Advocate Taslim Hasan Sumon said he was an executive member of Pabna Municipal Awami League.
The incident took place near Char Bangabaria village mosque around 1 pm on Friday. The deceased Saidur Pramanik is the son of Abdul Rahman of Char Bangabaria village of Hemayetpur Union. He had a solar panel business.
The deceased’s family and local residents said that Saidur was sitting with some people in a tea shop at Najur Mor a few minutes before Friday prayers. At this time some miscreants surrounded them. His accomplices ran away but the miscreants shot Saidur dead.
According to multiple sources, the deceased Saidur Pramanik is a distant cousin of the former chairman of Hemayetpur Union Alauddin Malitha. There was a dispute with him since the last Union Parishad election. Saidur was defeated in that election by contesting as a rebel candidate of the party. Besides, there was a dispute with Alauddin Malitha over several lands in Char Pratappur area.
Pabna Additional Superintendent of Police Masood Alam confirmed this information and said that everyone was busy praying in the mosque at the time of the incident. Saidur was outside the mosque. Someone shot him and ran away. After receiving the information, the police reached the spot and are trying to find out the whole matter. After preparing the report, the body of the deceased will be sent to the Pabna General Hospital morgue.
He also said that initially the police believe that the incident may have happened due to a previous dispute. It is not possible to say more at the moment. Police are investigating the incident.