A leader of Juba League, ruling Awami League-backed youth organisation, died as a boat capsized in Hariman Bhanga area of Karchar Haor in Sunamganj on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Arun Barman, 38, resident of village Bahadurpur under Fatehpur union of Bishwambharpur upazila, and president of local ward unit of the Juba League.
Fatehpur union chairman Ranjit Chowdhury Rajan said that a Fatehpur-bound engine-boat from local upazila headquarters, carrying some 15 passengers, including Arun, capsized amid gusty wind in Karchar Haor at about 10:00pm.
‘Arun drowned in the haor while the other passengers managed to swim ashore,’ the chairman said, adding that, local people recovered the body from the water body at about 11:00pm.
Bishambharpur police officer-in-charge Molla Monir Hossain said that the body was handed over to his family.
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