Shahjahan Bachchu, a progressive writer and owner of Bishakha Prakashani, was gunned down by miscreants Sirajdikhan Upazila in Munshigonj on Monday evening. He was the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh -CPB of (Munnaiganj district). Munshiganj police super Md. Zayedul Alam confirmed this information.
According to SM Kamal, the CPB President of Munshiganj District, Shahjahan Bachchu`s name was on the extremist`s list. His family members said that he received the death threat before. However, he never asked for police protection.
Meanwhile, a team of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTDC) of Dhaka has already gone to the spot to investigate whether the killing was a militant attack. An official of the unit said that initially it appears to be a militant attack. However, this is not yet confirmed.