The deceased was returning from his Esha prayers from the local mosque when miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons
A sixty-year-old man was hacked to death in an attack by rivals at Charpara in Kumarkhali upazila on Wednesday night.
The deceased, Humayun, 60, a resident of the upazila, was returning from his Esha prayers from the local mosque when some miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons, sources said.
Quoting witnesses, police said UP member Ansar and Dulal Bepari had been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area for long.
As a result of the enmity, the supporters of UP member Ansar stopped Humayun, a supporter of Dulal Bepari, while he was returning home from a mosque on Wednesday night around 9pm and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him injured, said Mujibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station.
Later, he was taken to Sadar hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert further trouble, police sources say.