Unidentified masked assailants shot and killed a ward level leader of Islami Shashantantra Andolan near Minaxmi Cinema under Daulatpur police station in Khulna on Friday night.
The victim was identified as Iqbal Sarwar alias Iqbal Hujur, 47, of Anjuman Road under Daulatpur police station.
Iqbal was involved with a banned outlawed party several years ago and recently joined Islami Shashantantra Andolan, said Daulatpur police station officer-in-charge Md Anwar Hossain.
The OC said that they had several allegations that Iqbal used to collect toll from different jute traders in Daulatpur.
Referring to local people, the police officer said that the masked assailants shot him near Minaxmi Cinema Hall at around 7:45pm while he was returning home by the cinema hall from market.
He died on his way to Khulna Medical College Hospital, he added.
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