A man was killed near Badda post office in the city on Thursday as he was trying to resist a snatcher from taking his mobile phone, police said.
The deceased was identified as Shopon, 48. He was a driver of Victoria Transport, his nephew Parvez said.
Sub-Inspector (SI) Hasmat Ali of Badda police station confirmed the information.
“He was hit on the head with a bamboo stick and became unconscious at one stage of a scuffle with the hijacker,” he said.
“Police immediately recovered the body upon information and rushed it to the emergency unit of DMCH where the on-duty doctor declared him dead,” the SI added.
Ali added that the body of the deceased is currently at the morgue of DMCH for autopsy.
Our UNB correspondent reported citing police sources that at least one person has been detained by the law enforcer for questioning over the incident.
Shopon was a driver of Victoria Transport, his nephew Parvez said.