A person was beaten to death by another allegedly over puffing a cigarette at Jagannathpur in Sadar upazila of Moulvibazar on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Magnu Mia, 35, son of late Tanu Mia of the area. Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Model Police Station, said one Ripion Mia locked into an altercation with Magnu Mia over puffing a cigarette.
At one stage, angered Ripion hit Magun’s head from behind with a stick, leaving him critically injured.
Later, locals took him to Moulvibazar General Hospital where the duty doctor declared him dead, the OC added.