An elderly man was beaten to death allegedly by his neighbours over a land dispute in Islampur Bazar area under Rajnagar upazila of the district yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Abdus Sattar, 60.
Meanwhile, police yesterday detained four people for their alleged involvement in the murder.
Quoting locals, police said there had been a longstanding dispute between Sattar and one of his neighbours Saidur Mia, 45, over the ownership of a disputed land.
As a sequel, the duo locked in an altercation around 11:00am, Officer in Charge of Rajnagar Police Station Abul Hashem said.
At one stage, Saidur and his men beat Sattar mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police went to the spot, recovered the body and sent it to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.