An accused in a murder case stabbed another accused to death in front of the judge in a courtroom in Cumilla during hearing on Monday, reports UNB.
The deceased was Faruk, son of Ohid Ullah of Monoharganj in the district.
The incident took place in front of judge Begum Fatema Ferdous of Cumilla Sessions Judge (third) court in the courtroom.
The deceased and the attacker happen to be cousins.
Cumilla police superintendent Syed Nurul Islam said accused Hasan started stabbing Farukh with a knife indiscriminately while the hearing in the murder case was going on in the court, leaving him critically injured.
Faruk was taken to Cumilla Medical College where the physicians declared him dead.
Security was tightened on the court premises after the incident, the SP added.
Hasan was arrested after the incident, he said.