Muggers killed a youth in capital's Kuril Bishwa Road area on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Ananta Biswas, 28.
Police sources said, a gang of muggers, riding a private car, swooped on Ananta and his wife Kakoli Biswas when they just got down from a bus from Gaibandha on their way home around 5:45am.
At one stage, when the muggers tried to snatch away Kakoli’s belongings, Ananta tried to resist them.
Barred, the muggers hit Ananta with a sharp weapon, leaving him critical injuries.
Ananta was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where attending doctors declared him dead.
Sub-inspector of Khilkhet Police Station Shahidur Rahman confirmed the incident.