COMILLA, Oct 22: A bus helper was beaten to death by a man and his associates over previous enmity at Chiora bus stand area in Chauddagram upazila of the district on Thursday morning.
The deceased was identified as Azharul Islam, 28, hailing from Netrakona district.
Witnesses said Sabuj had an altercation with the helper, Azharul, in a Dhaka-bound bus of 'Bishal Paribahan' from Chittagong 15 days ago.
As a sequel to that, Sabuj along with his men obstructed the bus on the highway by placing a power tiller at Chiora in the upazila at about 4am. Later, they dragged Azharul down from the bus and beat him mercilessly, leaving him critically injured.
Azharul was rushed to Feni Sadar Hospital from where he was shifted to Dhaka as his condition deteriorated. Later, he died on the way to Dhaka at about 8am. Police recovered the body and sent it to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.