A policeman was stabbed dead by a group of muggers on Dhaka-Sylhet highway under Syed Nazrul Islam Bridge in Bhairab upazila of Kishoreganj district on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Arifur Rahman (25), a member of Police Barrack.
Officer-in-charge at Bhairab Police Station, Md Mukhlesur Rahman, said the incident occurred around 8:30 pm when the gang attempted to mug a pedestrian Dalim under the bridge.
Hearing screaming of Dalim, Arifur, who was performing duty in Rail-Bridge area went to the spot to rescue him.
The muggers stabbed Arifur and Dalim, leaving them injured.
Later, the victims were rushed to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared Arif dead, reports UNB.
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