An auto-rickshaw driver was hacked to death over a dispute at Mohammadpur village in sadar upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Md Dulal, 50.
According to locals, Dulal’s son Murad recorded a video of two people -Nazim and Asif -in his mobile phone while they were stealing betel nuts from an orchard Thursday noon.
The two thieves hired their friend Mehedi Hasan to threaten Murad of killing if he shows the footage to the orchard owner.
Dulal and Mehedi’s father locked into an altercation over the matter. At one stage, Mehedi suddenly attacked Dulal with a knife, leaving him injured.
Locals rushed severely injured Dulal to Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital where doctors announced him dead.
On Friday morning, police arrested Mehedi, said Officer-in-Charge of Chandraganj police station AKA Fazlur Haque.