A farmer was beaten and hacked to death for refusing to give his cropland for a brick kiln in Manirampur upazila on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Rahmatullah, 50, son of late Didar Box of Khodapara village of the upazila.
Relatives of the victim said that Abdur Rajjak and Makbul Hossain took lease a piece of land for setting up a brick kiln but they did not pay Rahmatullah in time.
Following it, Rahmatullah went to his land for cultivating it on July 12, but the leasers’ aides hacked and beat him, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he was admitted to Jessore General Hospital from where he was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, they said.
After being treated at DMCH for about sixteen days, the victim succumbed to his injuries on Friday night, they added.
Mokaramm Hossain, officer-in-charge of Manirampur Police Station, said soon after the incident, deceased’s brother Abdur Rahman filed a murder case accusing four people including Abdur Rajjak and Makbul Hossain with the police station.
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