Saiful Islam (49) was killed by his cousin over a land dispute in Gurdaspur, Natore. This incident took place at West Naopara village of Chapila union of the upazila around 10 o’clock on Wednesday.
Saiful Islam is the son of deceased Abu Bakkar Siddiker of West Naopara village. After the incident, the police visited the spot.
Gurdaspur police station officer-in-charge (OC) Ujjal Hossain confirmed the matter.
Quoting family members and locals of the deceased, the OC said that Saiful Islam and his cousin Sohail Rana had been in dispute over the residential land for a long time. The court case is also ongoing regarding that land.
On Wednesday morning, Saiful Islam stopped Sohail Rana from burying a stake in that land. Sohail Rana got angry and started beating Saiful. At one stage of the beating, Sohail Rana threw his brother Saiful on the ground and started punching him.
Later, the locals saw the incident and rescued him with the help of family members and took him to a private clinic in Moukhara area of Baraigram Municipality. The doctor on duty there declared him dead. Later, the police went and recovered the body and took it into custody.
The OC also said that Sohail Rana is absconding since the incident. The police have started an operation to arrest him.