A fatal play
A seven-year-old schoolboy accidentally hanged himself while playing a 'hanging game' with mates at Baruamari Dakkhinpara village in Lakkhirchar union under Sadar upazila yesterday evening.
Son of Babul Mia, Anik was a class one student of Baruamari Government Primary School.
Police and locals said Anik along with several of his mates was playing a 'game of hanging' by turn for amusement at a makeshift warehouse of fuel wood with a real noose.
When his turn came, Anik, standing on a bamboo-made platform (locally known as macha) set at the warehouse, wore the noose.
Accidentally, his legs slipped down from the platform and he got really hanged and died on the spot, said Shajahan Kabir, chairman of the union parishad.
Being informed, Mukhlesur Rahman, assistant sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station, visited the spot.