AL leader accidentally shoots himself in Rajshahi

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Rajshahi, April 24: A ruling party Awami League (AL) leader on Sunday `accidentally` shoots himself to dead during cleaning his licensed pistol in Rajshahi city.

The deceased was identified as Ziaul Haque Tuku, 52, Rajshahi district AL’s financial affairs secretary.

According to sources, Ziaul Haque Tuku, the former president of Rajshahi Chamber and Commerce, was trying to clean his pistol at his personal chamber near the Nagar Bhaban.

At one stage, a bullet hit his chest accidentally, leaving him critically injured.

Later, he was taken to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, where duty doctor declared him dead around 4:30pm.

However, Rajshahi police declined to comment on the incident, but they are investigating the killing.