A 35-year man, wanted in a number of criminal cases, has been stabbed to death by a group of assailants in Khulna city, police said Wednesday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as SM Newaz Morshed alias Niaz, 35, son of one SM Shahjahan.

Newaz was an accused in at least four cases pertaining to illegal possession of arms and drugs, and robbery, filed at different police stations of Khulna, said Mamtajul Haque, officer-in-charge of Shonadanga Police Station.

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Quoting local people, police said that Newaz went to a barber shop on Tuesday evening for a haircut. Suddenly, the assailants, 10-12 in number, surrounded him.

Though Newaz managed to escape from the barber shop, the assailants stabbed him in the Shonadanga residential area after a brief chase.

A critically injured Newaz was rushed to Khulna Medical College and Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police suspect Newaz was killed over old enmity.

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