A man called Dulal Mia (50) was killed by his nephew Arif Hossain in Char Fanaullah village of Subarnachar upazila in Noakhali over a property dispute on Wednesday.
Local sources and police said, on Wednesday afternoon Dulal and his brother were dividing up their ancestral property. At one stage a dispute arose between them which escalated quickly and led to Arif hitting his uncle on the head and body with a stick.
Dulal became critically injured from this attack and had to be admitted to a private hospital in Maijdi by family members. He succumbed to his injuries later in the afternoon.
On receiving information, police recovered the body for autopsy. The accused Arif escaped from his house and no one was arrested for the incident until the filing of this report.
Police sources said the family of the deceased has been asked to file a case in this connection so that police can take legal action.