A youth was killed and six others wounded in separate knife attacks in various parts of the capital in the last two days.
At Korail in Banani, a youth was smoking putting his foot on the concrete donation box outside a mosque after Isha prayer.As Tarikul Islam Tarek, 18, opposed smoking, it triggered an altercation between the duo. At one stage, Tarek slapped the youth, said Babul, assistant sub-inspector of DMCH police outpost.
After a while, the youth accompanied by some others attacked Tarek and his friend Helal, 20, with knives.
They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where Tarek succumbed to his injuries around 10:00 am on Sunday. Tarek is the son of Riazuddin of Gaurnadi in Barishal.
In another incident, Abdul Alim, 17, and Rakibul Islam, 16, received stab wounds near Babri Mosque at Mohammadpur in Saturday afternoon.
Rakibul said, “Alim, Sohagh and I were chatting near the mosque. At that time, Mehedi, Arman, Shawon and seven others stabbed me and Alim.”
He said the attackers all of whom are in their teens were locked in a feud with some youths of their (Rakibul and Alim) area.He suspected that they came under attack over the incident. The injured are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Doctors of the hospital said Alim is in critical condition.
In another incident, Monir Hossain, 30, was injured in a knife attack, when two groups were clashing with each other at Dhaka Udyan Saturday evening.
Monir, a pickup driver by profession, is now undergoing treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, says Anowar Hossain, elder brother of the victim.
In Uttara Sector No. 12, muggers stabbed Jasim Uddin, 25, while Chhoton, 19, was injured in another knife attack at Nazirabazar in old Dhaka over previous enmity on Saturday.
Both Jasim and Chhoton are now receiving treatment at DMCH.