COMILLA, Mar 12: An auto-rickshaw driver was killed when he was punched by a passerby over a trifling matter at Paduar bazaar under Sadar Dakkhin upazila here on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Ariful Islam, 30, son of Abdul Khaleq of Borura upazila in the district.
Prashanto Pal, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station, said Ariful had an altercation with Abul Hossain, a tractor driver, over parking his auto-rickshaw on the road at 11:45am.
At one stage, Abul Hossain punched Ariful in his head twice, leaving him unconscious.
Later, he was rushed to Comilla Medical College Hospital where on duty doctors declared Ariful dead.
On information, police arrested Abul Hossain.