Friend kills schoolboy over Tk 20
A schoolboy was stabbed to death allegedly by one of his friends for only Tk 20 at Kandapara village in Muktagachha upazila on Friday night.
The victim was identified as Fazlul Haque, 15, son of Golam Rabbani of Gandrappur village and a class nine student of Ramkishore High School of the upazila.
Quoting family and local sources, Ali Ahmed Mollah, officer-in-charge of Muktagachha Police Station, said there was an altercation between Fazlul and some of his friends of adjacent Malatipur village over realising Tk-20 contribution from him in hiring a sound box on November 18.
The friends also locked in a scuffle with him over the matter that evening, the OC added.
When Fazlul was on way to attend a religious gathering at adjacent Kandapara village, his friends again locked in an altercation with him. At one stage, one of the friends allegedly stabbed him with a knife in his back, leaving him critically injured in Kandapara Govt Primary School area around 10:00pm, the OC informed.
Hearing his scream, locals rushed to the spot and took him to Muktagachha Upazila Health Complex where he died. His body was sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Locals brought out a procession in the area yesterday morning in protest against the killing. The protesters demanded immediate arrest of the killers.