A farmer was killed by his rivals at Gaodiara village in Lauhajang upazila on Thursday morning.
The victim was identified as Hiron Mia, 40, of Chhotrish village.
Helal Uddin, OC of Lauhajang thana, said Hiron had enmity with Iman Ali and Tajel group over cutting soil of a disputed land.
When Hiron Mia along with police went to the spot with a court notice Iman Ali and Tajel group beat Hiron up mercilessly in presence of police, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he was rushed to the Lauhajang health complex where the attending doctors declared him dead. The body was sent to the morgue for autopsy.
A case is filed in this connection. Police later arrested Iman Ali, Shahed Ali and Mohan Mridha in connection with the murder.
Police said other accused Mannan Mridha, Taleb Ali Mridha and Tajel went into hiding soon after the incident.