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MP Liton killed for protesting Jamaat torture: Sheikh Hasina

Updated: Jan 04, 2017 17:11 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan. 4 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Awami League lawmaker from Gaibandha-1 constituency, Manzurul Islam Liton was killed for protesting against Jamaat torture and oppression on the people in his area.

The Prime Minister was speaking in a video conference on development, and against militancy and terrorism with Rangpur division on Wednesday.

Hasina said the law enforcement agencies have been asked to hunt down the killers of Liton.

"Such killing of a people's representative cannot be accepted," the Dhaka Tribune quoted Hasina as saying.

She said justice will surely be delivered for this killing.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister asked people to keep students safe from militancy, terrorism and its misconception.

Hasina pledged for at least one university in every district through government or private initiatives in a bid to make education available for all and move the country ahead.

"To build a country free of poverty, we need educated people. Without educated people a country can never win over poverty. Keeping that goal in mind, we are taking different initiatives and our decision is to set up university in every district," she said.

Liton was shot dead by unknown attackers in Gaibandha on Sunday.

He was killed by four men in the Sundarganj upazila of the district. (ANI)

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