Schoolboy dies in beating

Published: February 14, 2018 17:31:02 | Updated: February 14, 2018 22:02:16

A schoolboy was allegedly beaten to death by rivals at Bokchara intersection under Sadar upazila in Satkhira following dispute over a trifling matter on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Shakib Hossain, 16, a class-X student of Satkhira Police Lines School and son of Nazrul Islam, a constable of police at Kalaroa Police Station and resident of Palashpol Boubazar area of the district town.

Abdul Quader and Shanto of  Kamalnagar Colony area were locked into a brawl with Shakib and his two friends -- Rashed and Ami -- at a mahfil held at Bokchara Madrasa ground at night.

Later, the duo along with others swooped on Shakib and his friends with sticks at Bokchara intersection around 10:30pm while they were returning home. The incident left them critically injured, said Maruf Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, reports UNB.

Locals rushed them to Satkhira Sadar Hospital where doctors declared Shakib dead.

Soon after the incident, police detained six people in this connection for interrogation, said Hasan, assistant sub-inspector of the police station.

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