A nephew was allegedly beaten to death by his uncle and cousins at Birat Bazar of Jhal Bari village in Batiaghata upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rezaul Karim, 60, a farmer of the village.
Locals said Rabiul Islam was beaten by his uncle Abdus Salam and two cousins - Khairul and Alam - at the bazar around 7 am following a dispute over land.
Being informed, Rabiul Islam's elder brother Rezaul Karim rushed to the spot to save his brother. When he reached the spot, his uncle and cousins also swooped on him, leaving severely injured.
Locals sent Rezaul to Khulna Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him dead, reports UNB.
Vandarcourt Police Station officer-in-charge Shariful Islam said Rezaul was beaten to death by his uncle and cousins following a land dispute. Necessary legal measures would be taken after having written complaint in this connection.