CHATTOGRAM: A youth was beaten to death allegedly by his friends in the city’s South Kattali area on Friday early hours.
Police arrested two youths identified as Md Rubel and Md Hridoy in this connection.The deceased was identified as Mobarak Hossain, 20, son of Mosharraf Hossain of Kattali Murgir Farm area.
Sources said the victim and the killers were friends and known as vagabonds in the locality.
They used to practise ‘gang culture’ and commit different criminal activities.
Officer in-Charge (OC) Mainur Rahman of Pahahrtali police station said the youths were gossiping near Sagorika Cattle Market around 12:30am.
They locked in an altercation over an incident of snatching at that time.
At one stage, Mobarak was beat up and hit with bamboo leaving seriously injured, said the OC.He was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared him dead.
Later, police in a raid arrested Rubel and Hridoy from the Kattali area, he added.