No half measures in Bangladesh: Fulgazi district chairman, burnt alive

The burnt car of Fulgazi district chairman lies on a road in Academy area of Feni town after miscreants set fire to it Tuesday morning, leaving the chairman dead

The Fulgazi district chairman of Feni was shot and burnt to death in his car by miscreants in the district town this morning.

Ekramul Haque, 45, was also the president of Awami League district unit, reports our Feni correspondent.

Three of his associates and driver received burn injuries when the criminals set Ekramul’s car on fire near Bilashi cinema hall in Academy area around 10:50am.
Mohibullah Farhad, one of the injured, said armed miscreants on a bike intercepted the car, sprayed bullets and exploded handmade bombs targeting the vehicle.

Later, they poured petrol and set the car afire, he said.

Ekramul’s associates –Moin Uddin Shambhu, 60, former chairman of Fulgazi Sadar union; and Farhad, 32, editor of a local weekly magazine Feni Samachar; and A.L. Abul Hossain, 45, — and driver of the car Abdullah Al Mamun, 30, managed to get down from the burning car.

But Ekramul could not move as he was hit by a bullet in his chest, Farhad said.