A seven- year old boy was hacked to death in Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga district on Saturday allegedly for stealing only Taka 10.
The deceased is Yamin Hossain, son of Selim Reza of Joyrampur village in Mujibnagar upazila.
The incident occurred at 2 am at Kanaidanga village in Karpasdanga upazila.
According to locals, Yamin used to live with his grandfather Abdur Razzaque in Kanaidanga village after his parents’ separation.
On Saturday, Yamin and his brother Emon were playing with their friends in a mango orchard near their house.
Meanwhile, Zahid Hasan,16, son of ward-7 UP member Ashadul Islam came and gave Tk 30 to Yamin to buy some puffed rice from shop.
As Yamin could not return the remaining Tk 10 after bringing the puffed rice Zahid got angry and tied up Yamin with a tree and started beating him.
Scared by the incident, Emon rushed to his house and called family members but when they reached the spot they found the throat- slit body of Yamin while Zahid fled.
“The throat-slit body of a boy was recovered but the sharp weapon used in the murder could not be seized yet,” said Ferdous Wahid, Officer-in-Charge of Damurhuda model police station.
He said the body was sent for an autopsy and efforts are on to arrest Zahid.
Source: United News of Bangladesh