A man was beaten to death in a clash between two groups of villagers at Koiardhari village in Chauddagram upazila on Wednesday night.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Halim,45, a resident of the village.
Quoting locals, police said the clash ensued following an altercation between Din Islam,18, son of Abdul Halim, and Parvez,20, during a friendly football match in a field at the village in the afternoon.
At one stage, the duo attacked one another.
Parvez beat Abdul Halim mercilessly at about 9:00 pm when he along with Din Islam was returning from village heads demanding an arbitration over the issue, leaving him seriously injured.
Local people rescued him and rushed him to the upazila health complex.
Later he was shifted to Comilla Medical College Hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead at about 9:30pm.
Informed, police recovered the body and sent it to the hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Samsuddin Elias, sub-inspector of Chauddagram Police Station, confirmed the incident.
A case was filed in this connection.