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12:00 AM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 12, 2020

Transport leader stabbed dead

The general secretary of Sylhet district unit of Tank Lorry Workers Union died at hospital an hour after being stabbed by a group of miscreants at Babna point area of Dakshin Surma in Sylhet on Friday night.

The transport leader Iqbal Hossain Ripon, 40, is son of Abul Hossain of Khojarkhola area of Dakshin Surma.

Another transport leader Babla Ahmed Talukder was also injured and undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Khairul Fazal, officer-in-charge of Dakshin Surma Police Station, said, "The transport leaders and some others were in front of Sitara Hotel when miscreants attacked them at around 10pm".

"Critically injured, they were rescued and taken to Osmani Medical College Hospital where Ripon died", he said.

Following the incident, tank lorry workers staged demo at Babna Point area for hours that night and yesterday (Saturday) morning after blocking Dhaka-Sylhet highway.

Ripon's wife Farzana Akther filed a case with Dakshin Surma Police Station accusing 13 persons and following a drive yesterday (Saturday) morning, Police arrested two accused in connection of the murder, the OC said.

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