A drug addict has hacked to death a Swachchasebak League leader named Saidul Islam (40) for obstructing drug use in Jadukhali village of Mujibnagar Upazila of Meherpur. When the killer tried to escape, the locals arrested him and beat him up. He was also killed on the spot.
The deceased were identified as Saidul Islam, 40, son of Keru Miah of Jatarpur village under Mujibnagar Upazila of Meherpur district and former joint convener of the local Swechchhasebak League and Monirul Islam Moni, 24, son of Abul Hossain of the same village.
The murder took place around 11 am on Saturday (June 12) under a banyan tree on the bank of the Bhairab River opposite the Jadukhali School and College.
According to locals and police, Monirul Islam Moni was smoking cannabis under a banyan tree on the banks of the Bhairab river in the Jadukhali area. At that time Saidul forbade him to use cannabis. At one stage of the conversation between the two, Monirul became enraged and hacked him to death with a native weapon (grass-cutting hammer) in his hand. Monirul was killed on the spot when he was beaten by the locals while he was fleeing.
Mujibnagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Hashem Ali said Monirul hacked Saidul to death with a sharp weapon for obstructing cannabis use. Later, drug addict Monirul died in a massacre. After the autopsy, the body will be handed over to the family.