A youth allegedly stabbed his elder brother to death at Shyampur in the capital on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Murad, 40, a resident of the IG Gate area.His body was kept at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) morgue for autopsy, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, who is in charge of the hospital police outpost.
Jewel Rahman, a neighbour of the victim, said Mohammad Masud, younger brother of Murad, suddenly attacked him (victim) with a sharp knife in front of his (victim) house at about 2:00 pm.
He was whisked off to DMCH where doctors on duty declared him dead.
Abu Ansar, inspector (investigation) of Shyampur Police Station, confirmed the matter to the Daily Sun.
Soon after the incident, Masud went into hiding, he said, adding that police were trying to arrest him.
The police official, however, could not say anything about the reason for the murder.