Teen stabbed to death in capital

Staff Correspondent

10 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A teenage boy was stabbed to death at Kamrangirchar in the capital on Friday night.

The deceased was identified as Sifat, 13, who worked at a carton factory.

Police arrested six children aged betweeen 10 and 13 years from Kamrangirchar area after conducting raids, but did not disclose their names taking their tender ages into consideration.

Mostafa Anwar, inspector (investigation) of Kamrangirchar Police Station, told the Daily Sun that the victim was a worker in the factory adjacent to Tara Mosque at Lalgudam.

The victim and the arrested children were locked in an altercation over a trifling matter at Sarkarbari in Karimabad around 8:00pm.

After that, the arrestees got into an argument with the victim again when he reached the Ibrahim Nagar Balurmath area.

They knocked down him and one of them stabbed him with a switchgear knife, leaving him in a pool of blood.

A rickshaw-van puller rushed Sifat to Sir Salimullah Medical College and doctors of the hospital referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment. After taking there, the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Fazlul Haque, employer of Sifat, said that Sifat became involved in an altercation with another teen named Shubho while eating at a shop in the area. At one point, Shubho and two others stabbed Sifat and fled the scene.

However, the maternal grandfather of the victim filed a case with the police station in this regard.