A hotel owner was publicly satabbed to death at Boubazar area of Hatlaksmiganj in Munshiganj district town on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Shahjalal, 35, son of Ukil Uddin Molla of Boubazar of Bazar of Hatlaksmiganj area.
Family members of the deceased alleged that Kabir, 22, son of Ansar Ali of the same area, openly stabbed Shahjalal.
Later, locals rescued Shahjalal in critical condition and took him to the Munshiganj General Hospital. Seeing the condition of Shahjalal, the duty doctor referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). One the way to DMCH, he succumbed to his injuries
Ashfaquzzaman, Additional Superintendent of Police (Sadar Circle), confirmed the matter. He said that the hotel owner Shahjalal had dispute with Kabir. Following the dispute, the incident took place on Wednesday morning. Kabir stabbed him with knife and managed to escape the spot, said the police official.
The body was sent to Munshiganj general hospital morgue for autopsy, said the police official.
The family and the locals demanded arret and punishment of the killer. Police were trying to arrest the killers, said police.