Police arrested a Chhatra League leader on charge of stabbing a man to death in Sirajganj’s Kazipur upazila on Wednesday.
Aminul Islam, 28, general secretary of BCL’s Kazipur unit, allegedly killed one Abdur Rouf, 45, following an altercation with him over harassing his daughter, said Lutfor Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kazipur Police Station.
Police said Aminul had long been stalking Rouf’s daughter Sonia Khatun, a first-year student of Sirajganj Government College.
Earlier, he proposed to marry the girl several times, but she and her family refused, said Lutfor.
On Wednesday afternoon, when the girl was returning home from college by an autorickshaw, Aminul and one of his associates suddenly got into the vehicle in Patgram area and harassed the girl, the OC said.
Informed, Rouf rushed to the spot to rescue his daughter and locked in a row with Aminul.
At one point, Aminul stabbed him with a sharp weapon and fled the scene.
Locals took him to Kazipur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, said OC Lutfor.
Victim’s brother Abu Taleb filed a case with Kazipur Police Station accusing eight people on Wednesday night, the OC said, adding that police arrested Aminul from Patgram bazar area hours after the case was filed.
We are trying to arrest the other accused, he said.