A 35-year man, wanted in a number of criminal cases, was stabbed to death by a group of assailants in Khulna city, police said Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as SM Newaz Morshed alias Niaz, 35, son of SM Shahjahan.
Newaz was an accused in at least four cases pertaining to illegal possession of arms and drugs, and robbery, filed at different police stations of Khulna, said Mamtajul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sonadanga police station.
Quoting locals, police said that Newaz went to a barber shop on Tuesday evening for a haircut. Suddenly, the assailants, 10-12 in number, surrounded him.
Though Newaz managed to escape from the barber shop, the assailants stabbed him in Sonadanga residential area after a brief chase.
Critically injured Newaz was rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Police suspected that Newaz was killed over previous enmity.
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