A Brac employee was stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his rented house in Nilphamari Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified, as Mahidul Islam, 45, hailed from Krishnapur village under Manda upazila of Naogaon, was a field worker in micro credit section of Brac.
His body with several stab marks was recovered from the house at Kazirhat village around 5:30pm on Tuesday, police said.
Ruhul Amin, additional superintendent of police in Nilphamari, suspects criminal might have killed him for witnessing a burglary at a shop in the front of his house.
A total of Tk8 lakh was looted from the shop, police said. Isahaq Ali Shohag, owner of the shop, said he kept the money at the locker after withdrawing it from a bank.
Later he went to his house at an adjacent village to have lunch around 12:30pm on Tuesday keeping the shop under lock and key, he said.
When he came back around 5:00pm, he found his shop’s door was broken, CCTV camera and computer were ransacked and the money was stolen.
In the meantime, people noticed flow of blood coming out form the house where the Brac employee live. Informed, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body, and sent it to Nilphamari General Hospital for autopsy.
Two local youths were detained by law enforcers, Ruhul Amin, the additional superintendent said. Brac employee Mahidul lived at the house alone as his wife who is a school teacher, and their child live at Ikorchali village under Taraganj upazila, where she works.