A man was hacked to death allegedly by his elder brother over a land dispute at Kismat Duhli village in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat on Tuesday night.
The deceased was identified as Akkas Ali, 42, son of Abdus Salam.Arju Mohammad Sazzad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station, said Akkas and his elder brother Soleman Mia were at loggerheads over the ownership of a piece of land.
On Tuesday night, an argument broke out between the two over the land and it soon turned violent. In a fit of rage, Soleman hit Akkas with an axe on his head, leaving him critically injured, the OC said.
Akkas was taken to Kaliganj Upazila Helath Complex and subsequently shifted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The body has been sent to the hospital morgue for an autopsy. "Efforts are on to nab the accused, who is on run," the OC said.