SATKHIRA: A class-X school student was allegedly beaten to death by some rowdy men following a dispute on the outskirts of Satkhira town Tuesday (February 13).
The deceased was identified as Shakib Hossain, 16, student at Satkhira Police Lines School and son of one Nazrul Islam, a police constable.
Another was injured while another escaped the attack.
Police and other sources said that Shakib along with his classmates—Rashed and Omi went to a waz mahfil (religious gathering of sermons) at Bokchora area in the evening. They engaged in an altercation with one Abdul Qadir and Shanto from Kamalnagar colony area over a trifling matter.
The dispute was solved there.
Afterwards, Qader, Shanto and several others attacked Shakib, Rashed and Omi while they were at Bokchora Bypass Road en route to home after the mahfil ended.
Shakib and his friends were beaten with sticks made from boughs.
Rashed and he were critically injured while Omi managed to flee from the scene.
The duo were rushed to a hospital where physicians pronounced Shakib dead.
Satkhira Sadar Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Mohidul Haq told Banglanews that Rashed has given some information. Omi was taken to custody for gathering information about the incident.
Police launched drive to nab the attackers, added the OC.
BDST: 1037 HRS, FEB 14, 2018