A local leader of Jubo Dal was stabbed to death by a rival group at Rajganj in Putkhali border area on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Shamim Ahmed, 42, president of Rajganj unit of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal, youth wing of BNP and son of Yusuf Ali, a resident of the village.
Apurba Hasan, officer in-charge of Benapole Port Police Station, said a gang called Shamim, a businessman by profession, out of his house at about 11:00pm and took him to Mathbari garden in the village.
Later, they stabbed him indiscriminately with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.
Police later recovered the body and sent it to Jessore Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Police arrested Shamim's nephew Kamrul Hossain for his alleged hand in the killing. However, the actual reason behind the murder could not be ascertained, they said.