A student of Khulna Polytechnic Institute (KPI) was stabbed to death by a gang of criminals in Navaron Jadavpur area of Sharsha upazila in the district on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Ahsanul Hossain Luis, 20, son of Abdur Rashid of Sadipur village under Benapole Port Station.
Faruq Hossain, officer in-charge of Sharsha police station, said that the criminals waylaid Luis when he was returning to his house and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him dead on the spot at about 8 pm.
He was a first year student at Khulna Polytechnic Institute.
However, the motive behind the killing could not be known immediately.
Police arrested a youth yesterday morning on charge of his involvement in the murder.
The arrestee was Uzzol Hossain, 21, son of Akbar Hossain, of Godawn para village in the upazila.
Police recovered the body and send it to Jessore Medical College Hospital for autopsy.