A man was allegedly killed by his niece’s stalkers for protesting against the crime in Kushtia’s Kumarkhali upazila early yesterday.
Manna Alam, 26, son of Jamal Khan of the upazila, died of numerous stab injuries, said police.
The law enforcers held four people: three teenage boys, and Munna Mondol, 20, in connection with the killing.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Jahangir Alam Khan of Kumarkhali Police Station said some youths in Shadipur area often used to harass Manna’s niece on her way to school.
As she informed her family about this, Manna met the youths and told them to stop harassing the girl, said the OC, adding that the youths threatened him with dire consequences for confronting them.
Around 1:30am yesterday, at least seven youths ambushed Manna on his way to a Waz Mehfil (an Islamic programme) in the area, the officer said quoting witnesses.
They encircled him and stabbed all over his body and fled the spot, he said.
Locals took Manna to Pabna General Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival around 3:30am.
Later in the morning, the deceased’s relatives and several others searched the area and caught four allegedly involved in the killing.
They beat them up and handed them over to the police, said the OC. “We also recovered two sharp weapons that might have been used in the killing.”
During primary interrogation, the detained admitted their involvement in the incident, he said, adding that they were sent to Kushtia judicial magistrate’s court.
The deceased’s body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital for an autopsy.