Police have detained Nongol Union Jubo League President Rubel Ahmed and his friend Simanto in connection with the killing
A group of local culprits has hacked a sawmill owner to death in Doshtika village of Bogura Sadar upazila.
Police have detained Nongol Union Jubo League President Rubel Ahmed and his friend Simanto in connection with the killing of mill owner Shahed Ahmed, which took place around 11am on Friday, said Bogura Sadar police station Inspector (Investigation) Rezaul Karim.
He added that the police are trying to detain others who were involved with the incident.
According to police sources, two youths named Shanto and Johnny engaged in an altercation over getting haircuts at a local barbershop in Doshtika village.
Two groups supporting the opposing youths then visited Shahed's sawmill to get wooden sticks for a scuffle. The mill owner however refused to provide wood to either groups.
Shahed's decision angered a group of culprits, including Rubel and Simanto, and they started beating him. They then critically injured Shahed by hacking him with sharp weapons.
The mill owner was later taken to a local hospital, where he succumb to his injuries while undergoing treatment.