FENI: A man was killed by his rivals over a land dispute in Sonagazi Upazila of the district on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Belayet Hossain Belal, 44.Quoting local people, Sazedul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station, said Abdul Shukkur group and Belayet Hossain Belal group had been at loggerheads over a piece of land.
On Sunday evening, an altercation ensued among them over the issue and the local people dispersed them.
Later, Abdul Shukkur group again swooped on Belal when he along with his sibling Masud went to the local bazar for purchasing milk.
At one stage, they hit Belal and his accomplice Masud with sharp weapons, leaving Belal killed on the spot and Masud injured.
On information, police rushed to the spot and arrested seven people in this connection.