Schoolboy killed over 'delivery of 1kg beef'
An eight-year-old boy was killed allegedly by a man over delivery of one kilogram of beef at Kushkhali village in Satkhira on Tuesday.
Police recovered the body of Fahim Ahmed, a class-II student at Kushkhali Govt Primary School, from a jute field near the village on Wednesday, a day after the kid went missing.
A case was filed with Satkhira Sadar Police Station on Wednesday in this connection.
Cops on Friday night arrested four people at the village in connection with the incident. They are Mujibur Rahman of the same village, his wife Safura Khatun, their sons Ibrahim Hossain and Israfil Hossain, said Emdadul Haque Sheikh, officer-in-charge of the police station.
A local court yesterday sent the four to jail after police produced them before it.
Quoting arrestees, the OC said Mujibur, owner of a cycle repairing shop at a local bazzar, bought a kg of beef on Tuesday morning and gave the packet of beef to Fahim to deliver it to his home at the village, some 25 kilometres off Satkhira town.
The schoolboy went to Mujibur's house, but found nobody there. He then left the packet on a rickshaw van in front of the house. Mujibur's family members later found that dogs were taking away beef from the packet.
Knowing this, Mujibur called in Fahim, beat him up brutally and kept him in a box. The critically injured kid died of his wounds in the box.
The OC said the victim's body was dumped in the jute field sometime on Tuesday night.