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15 held in Gaibandha over MP Liton murder

Published on: 2:35 pm - Sunday | January 1, 2017

Currentnews.com.bd

Law enforcers in several drives arrested 15 people from separate places of the district from Saturday night to Sunday morning in connection with the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton.

Besides, the district administration deployed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in several points of Sundarganj upazila to ward off any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, Sundarganj upazila Awami League enforced a day-long hartal from Sunday morning in the upazila protesting the murder.

The agitated leaders and activists of Awami League blocked two trains at Bamandanga Railway Station in the morning.

Goalm Mostafa, general secretary of Sundarganj upazila unit of Awami League, said they called the day-long hartal on 12:30am on Sunday demanding immediate arrest of Liton’s killers.

The first namaz-e-janaza of Liton will be held at Rangpur Police Lines and later his body will be taken to Dhaka where his second namaz-e-janaza will be held at South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad.

The body will be brought back to Gaibandha for burial.

A three-member delegation of Awami League, led by its central leader Jahangir Kabir Nanak, visited the family members of the slain MP on Sunday.

Members of Jamaat-Shibir are involved in the killing of Liton, Nanak said while talking to reporters.

An autopsy was conducted on the body of the slain lawmaker at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) around 11pm on Saturday, said Dr Bimal Chandra of RMCH.

Manjurul Islam Liton, MP of Gaibandha-1 constituency, was shot to death by miscreants at his family residence at Bamandanga village in Sundarganj upazila on Saturday.

Superintendent of Gaibandha police Ashraful Islam said two unidentified men entered Liton’s house around 6 pm saying they wanted to meet him.

As the unsuspecting MP went to the guestroom to talk to them, the gunmen opened fire at him.

Hit by bullets in the chest, Liton was taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where he died around 7:37pm, said officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station Atiar Rahman.

Liton hit headlines after shooting a minor boy, Sourav, 8, son of Sazu Miah of Gopalcharan village in the upazila, on October 2 last year.

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