The incident occurred as a sequel to previous enmity, police say
An accused in four cases has been hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Khulna city.
The incident took place at 1 No Boyra Cross Road on Tuesday night.
The deceased is SM Newaz Morshed, alias Niaz, 35, a resident of Sonadanga area in the city.
Police said Newaz had four cases, including arms and drugs, filed against him with Sonadanga police station.
According to locals, Newaz was waiting at a salon to have his hair cut around 8:30pm when a group of 10 to 12 people attacked him.
Although Newaz tried to flee the scene, the assailants caught and hacked him with sharp weapons indiscriminately, before leaving him in critical condition.
He was rushed to Khulna Medical College and Hospital where the on-duty physician declared him dead.
Sonadanga police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Momtajul Haq said the incident occurred as a sequel to previous enmity.
The body was sent to Khulna Medical College morgue for autopsy, he said.
"We are trying to identify and arrest the perpetrators," he added.