A man was beaten to death allegedly by his nephew over land dispute in Patuakhali Sadar on Saturday.
The deceased was Habib Shikder, 40, of Jaionokathi village, said Patuakhali Sadar police officer-in-charge Mostafizur Rahman.
There was a longstanding dispute between Habib Shikder and his brother Hashem Shikder over the ownership of a piece of land, he said.
In an altercation in the village at about 11:00am, Hashem’s son Akbar Shikder, along with his followers, beat his uncle with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot, the officer said.
On information, police arrested Akbar and his brother Kawser at Patuakhali General Hospital where they were admitted after committing the crime.
Police sent the body to the hospital for autopsy, added the officer.
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