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Ward councillor among 2 shot dead in Cumilla

District Correspondent  |
Update: 2021-11-22 21:05:09
Ward councillor among 2 shot dead in Cumilla

Two people, including a ward councillor of Cumilla City Corporation, were shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Pathuariapara in Cumilla city on Monday.

The deceased are Syed Mohammad Sohel, councillor of Ward number 17 of the city corporation, and Haripada Shaha, 60, both residents of Cumilla city.

According to locals, a group of armed miscreants wearing mask swooped on the business establishments of Sohel and opened fire on him around 4:00pm, leaving nine people injured.

The injured were rushed to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Sohel and Haripada dead.

Of the injured, the conditions of Awlad Hossain Rizu, 23, Jewell, 40, and Russel, 28, were stated to be critical.

Mohammad Hanif, nephew of the councilor, said: "People were offering Asr prayers...Suddenly I heard the sound of gunshots. I rushed in and saw uncle bullet injured."

BDST: 2104 HRS, NOV 22, 2021

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