A farmer died as his cousin allegedly hit him with spade over a trifling matter at Murtazapur village in Sadar upazila on Monday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain, 30, son of Sader Ali of the village.
Police, quoting witnesses, said Billal had an altercation with his cousin Helal over irrigating paddy field.
At one stage, Helal hit Billal with a spade indiscriminately, leaving him dead on the spot at around 5.00pm.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the morgue.
Helal fled the scene after the incident.
United News of Bangladesh