Two persons, including a ruling Awami League activist, were hacked to death in Jhenidah and Magura on Monday night.
The man who was killed in Jhenidah was Abdul Aziz, 60, of Paka village in Sadar upazila.
Imdadul Haq Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Jhenidah Sadar Police Station, said Aziz was locked into an altercatrion with one Motiar Rahman over a trivial matter. At one stage, Aziz slapped Motiar on his face.
Following this, Motiar and his brothers called Aziz out of his house around 9:00pm and stabbed him indiscriminately.
Aziz was taken to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead.
In another incident, farmer Abdur Rahman, 45, of Sablat village under Shalikha upazila in Magura, was stabbed to death.
OC Robiul Islam of Shalikha Police Station said Abdur Rahman was attacked on his way to home from Chaitrabari Bazaar around 8:00pm.
When he reached Sablat village, some unidentified criminals attacked him and hacked him. He was rushed to Magura Sadar Hospital. As his condition was deteriorating, doctors referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He died there yesterday morning, said the police official.