Two people including a ward-level Awami League leader were shot by unidentified criminals in a picnic boat cruising on the river Shitalakkhya near Munshiganj yesterday.
With leg injuries, Abdul Mukim Hawlader, 55, president of ward-35 unit of AL in Dhaka, and Jahidul Islam, 50, were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Both of them are members of PWD Thikadar Samity, an association of contractors.
Jahidul said around 100 contractors were in the boat casting off from Sadarghat in the morning.
The incident occurred during a cultural event, said Jahidul. Contacted, Abul Khair, officer-in-charge of Munshiganj Sadar Police Station, said they were informed of the incident.