Miscreants hacked a Union Parishad member to death in the district's Gosairhat upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased is Nazrul Islam, 42, a member of ward No. 5 of the Union Parishad.
Gosairhat Police Station OC M Mehedi Masud said: "A gang of miscreants swooped on him and hacked him in Nagerpara area at 9 pm while he was returning home, leaving him critically injured."
"Locals rescued him and admitted him to the Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead," he added.
Police suspected that he might have been killed over land dispute.