A child and an elderly man were killed in separate incidents in Moulvibazar and Kishoreganj districts.
An eight-year-old boy met a tragic death following stab injuries during a fight between his two uncles in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar on Wednesday night, reports our correspondent.
The deceased, Anik Mia, 8, was the son of Ilai Mia, a day labourer, said police.
The Shiblu Mia and his cousin Ilai Mia took lease of a water body six months ago. Another cousin Dilu Mia wanted 50 percent partnership and he engaged in an altercation with Shiblu Mia at Ilai Mia’s house on Wednesday night when Ilai Mia was outside.
“At one stage, Shiblu and Dilu attacked each other with sharp weapons and Anik Mia was seriously injured, being stabbed with Shiblu’s knife,” said Ilai Mia.
Anik was admitted to Kulaura Health Complex around 11:30pm on Wednesday, from where he was shifted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital, said Dr Zakir Hosain, resident medical officer at the health complex.
Doctors at the Sylhet hospital declared him dead.
“The body was sent to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. Anik’s mother filed a complaint regarding the incident. Attempts are on to arrest the accused,” said Eardous Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kulaura Police Station.
Our Mymensingh Correspondent reports: An elderly man was stabbed to death allegedly by his younger brother over land dispute in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj on Wednesday morning.
The victim was Ali Asgar Mustafa Mukul, 62, son of late Harun-or-Rashid of Charteki village in Pakundia upazila.
“Mukul used to live in Dhaka for business purposes and he came home on Monday to attend a namaz-e-janaza of his relative who died of dengue at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Sunday,” Pakundia Police Station officer-in-charge Md Mofizur Rahman quoted locals as saying.
Mukul had an altercation over land dispute with his younger brother Shamsul Muslimin Moti, 55, around 6:00am on Wednesday.
At one stage, Moti allegedly attacked Mukul with a knife and stabbed indiscriminately in his chest, said the OC.
Hearing screams, neighbours rushed to the spot and took badly injured Mukul to Pakundia Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead.
Police sent the body to Kishoreganj General Hospital for autopsy.
Police also arrested Moti for his alleged involvement in the killing, the OC said.