A 25-year-old youth was stabbed to death allegedly by a mugger at Karwan Bazar in the city's Tejgaon area on Tuesday night.
Police have not yet established the identity of the deceased.
According to cops, the mugger tried to snatch the youth’s cell phone in front of Prince Hotel in Karwan Bazar. But when the youth resisted the snatching bid, the mugger stabbed him, leaving him seriously injured.
Locals rushed the youth to Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital. He was subsequently shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Md Bachchu Mia, the inspector at DMCH police camp, said that the body has been kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Tejgaon police were also informed about the crime, the inspector added.