A Union Parishad (UP) member was killed by some unknown assailants at Bhanga Bridge area in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Rafiqul Islam, 42, a member of ward no 6 of Naomola Union Parishad in the upazila.
According to locals, some miscreants attacked Rafiqul with local weapons around 12pm.
Bauphal Police Station officer-in-charge Monirul Islam said the injured was declared dead by the duty doctors after he was had been rushed to Bauphal Sadar Hospital.
Police arrested 7 people in this connection, said the OC.