NOAKHALI: A 10-year old boy was shot to death and and five others injured as miscreants attacked at house of a local Awami League (AL) leader in Hatia municipality of the district.
AL leader Rashedul Islam Nantu, also Upazila General Secretary of Sheikh Russel Jatiyo Shishu Kishore Parishad said, criminals attacked his house over extortion around 8 pm on Sunday (April 15).
The 10-year-old child was identified as Md Nirab Uddin, son of Md Miraj Uddin, a fifth grader at Rahmania Fazil Madrassa, and nephew of Rashedul Islam Nantu.
Nirab died, around 12 am, on the way to Noakhali General Hospital after being treated at Hatia Upazila Health Complex on Sunday.
A group of 15-20 criminals, supported by a local MP, some were identified as Mohiuddin Muhin, Gul Azad, Abu Taher, Moshfequr Rahman Jinnur, Bechu, Galib, Shahadat, Jahangi, have been demanding 5 lakh taka from my brother Miraj Uddin and from me for the last few days, said Rashedul Islam Nantu.
The launched a group attack at that might for refusing to give money. In the shooting, my brother and his son were injured, 8 people, including me, were stabbed. However, criminals fled away when police had reached the spot.
Hatia Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Kamruzzaman Sikder told Banglanews that the process to file a case in this regard was underway. Drives were launched to catch the attackers.
BDST: 1316 HRS, APR 16, 2018