Criminals stabbed a rickshaw-van puller to death and injured another in Kaharol upazila yesterday.
The deceased was Uday Chandra Roy, 26, son of Jogesh Chandra Roy of Sundarpur village in the upazila. The injured is Afizul, 26, son of Mominul Islam of the village.
Police said Uday and his neighbour Afizul were going to Ranipur Bazar to sell garlic in the morning. As they arrived near Purba Mallikpur, a gang of criminals attacked them with sharp weapons and fled the spot after stabbing them indiscriminately.
Locals rushed them to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in the district, where Uday succumbed to his injuries.
The condition of Afizul was worsening, the doctor said.
Officer-in-Charge of Kaharol Police Station Ayub Ali said the criminals did not take anything from the two.
Police sent Uday's body to a hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.