Gazipur, April 20: An Awami League-backed union parishad member candidate was hacked to death by miscreants at Bankora Amona village in Proholapur union of Sreepur upazila in the district on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Akhter Hossain Khandaker, son of Zabed Hossain Khandaker, a resident of Marta village of the union.
He was killed only three days before holding the UP election in this union scheduled to be held on April 23.
Akhter Hossain Khondokar was a member candidate of Ward 9 in Proholadpur union, who was also Awami League president of ward no 9.
Officer-in-charge of Joydebpur police Kandakar Rezaul Hassan said, a gang of miscreants intercepted Akhter Hossain at Bankora Amona area while he was returning home after his election campaign at about 11:00pm.
The gang members hacked Akhter indiscriminately with sharp weapons and fled the scene, leaving him dead on the spot.
Locals spotted the body lying in the area and informed the police.
Later Police recovered the body and sent it to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Police suspected that Akhter might have been killed over a previous enmity.