The deceased was a local contractor and was involved in politics
A sand businessman has been slaughtered to death at Akota Housing in Mohammadpur on Saturday night.
The deceased was Shiru Mia, 45.
He was taken to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital (SSMCH) in a critical condition where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.
The body was sent to (SSMCH) morgue for autopsy, Dulal Hossain, inspector (operation) of Mohammadpur police station said.
“We are trying to arrest the killer,” he said.
Shiru lived in Shekhertek, Adabar, with his wife and two sons.
Shiru’s son Mamun said: “My father reached home on Saturday evening from Gazipur. Then he went out to the Dhaka Uddyan area of Mohammadpur after getting an unknown man's phone call. Later someone called us and said some unknown people had stabbed him.
''We rushed to the spot and saw that my father's body was on the road but I do not know who killed him.”
Shiru was also involved with the ruling party and was a local contractor. Recently he was involved in a conflict about construction or sand business with some others, said Rashida Khatun, his sister.