A 40-year-old guava trader was killed for resisting a robbery on Kansat-Bholahat Road in the district's Shibganj upazila Friday.
The deceased was identified as Ziarul Islam, 40, son of Gias Uddin of Kashiabari Dahpara in Shibganj upazila.
Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shibganj police station, said that a gang of robbers waylaid a battery-operated three wheeler in which some guava traders were travelling.
When the traders tried to resist the robbery, the miscreants suddenly hit Ziarul with a sharp weapon, leaving him critically injured.
Later, local people rushed Ziarul to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
However, efforts are on to nab the culprits, said the OC.