A man in his forties was stabbed to death by his neighbour at Companiganj in Sylhet on Saturday morning on his way home from an arbitration meeting.
The dead is Intaj Ali of Bholaganj Guchchhagram area at Companiganj, police said.
Locals said that Intaj Ali attended an arbitration meeting at the house of his neighbour Araj Ali, 27, in the morning to settle a family quarrel between Araj and his wife.
At about 11:00am, Intaj Ali along with several others went out of the house as Araj refused to agree with the decision of arbitrators to settle the dispute, they said.
Araj became annoyed after Intaj had gone out of his house and suddenly swooped on him and stabbed him with a knife, the locals added.
Companiganj Police Station officer-in-charge KM Nazrul Islam confirmed New Age of the incident and said that the victim was taken to the local upazila health complex in a critical condition, but the doctor declared him dead on arrival.
‘The suspected killer was arrested in the afternoon,’ the officer said adding that the body was sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination.
He said that a case would be filed after receiving a written complaint from the victim’s family.
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