A man was allegedly killed after being hit with a stick by his elder brother over a trifling matter at Manikpur village in Shyamnagar upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Muttasir Billah, 16, son of Abul Kashem of the village.
Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police Station, said Masum Billah, 18 and his younger brother Muttasir Billah had an altercation over eating sugarcane in the afternoon.
Infuriated, Masum hit Muttasir with a stick, leaving him critically injured.
Later, Muttasir was rushed to Shyamnagar Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to sadar hospital morgue.
Police could not arrest Masum as he went into hiding.