A group of unidentified criminals hacked an Awami League leader to death in Mymensingh's Nandail upazila Friday night.
The victim was identified as Morshed Uddin Khan, 55, president of Moazzempur union Awami League.
Kamrul Islam Miah, officer-in-charge of Nandail Police Station, said the criminals attacked Morshed in Kanurampur Bazar area around 10:00pm when he was returning home riding a motorbike.
He was killed on the spot, the OC added.
Hearing his scream, locals rushed to the spot but the criminals fled the scene. On information, police recovered the body, said the OC.
Two of the victim's friends -- Mujibur Rahman and Nazim Uddin -- were accompanying him when the attack occurred. They were also injured.
Mujibur was admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital while Nazim received treatment at another local hospital.
The body was sent to MMCH morgue for autopsy.
The reason behind the attack could not be known immediately.
Police detained Nurul Islam, 55, a neighbour of Morshed, for questioning. But, they did not give any further detail.
No case was lodged in this connection till last night.
Meanwhile, a Jubo League activist was stabbed to death over establishing supremacy in Akbar Shah area of Chattogram on Friday night.
The dead was identified as Md Masud alais Pani Masud, 28, an activist of Chattogram City's Ward-9 Jubo League.
Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah Police Station, said a group of seven to eight criminals swooped on Masud with sharp weapons around 7:40pm in Farukher Math area.
Alauddin Talukdar, assistant sub-inspector of CMCH Police Outpost, said Masud was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him dead around 8:30pm.
The body was sent to Chittagong Medical College morgue for autopsy.
Police suspected that followers of one Abdul Jalil attacked Masud and killed him.
A case was lodged yesterday with Akbar Shah Police Station against 14 people. Of them, seven were named including Abdul Jalil.
[Our Mymensingh correspondent contributed to this report.]