An employee of a canteen at Bangladesh University of Textiles was beaten to death by some students, following allegations of theft, in the capital’s Tejgaon area early yesterday.
The deceased, Abdul Mannan, 25, had been working at the university’s Aziz Hall canteen for the last 10 years, said Ali Hossain, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Industrial Police Station.
Two more canteen staffers were injured in the incident, he added.
According to police, four students beat up the canteen workers.
OC Ali Hossain said Atik, a resident student of Shaheed Aziz Hall, lost his mobile phone and suspected that the canteen staffers were involved in theft.
Atik called Mannan along with two other canteen employees to room 318 around 9pm on Tuesday.
“There, four students interrogated and beat them. At one point, they started beating Mannan mercilessly and it went on till 2am,” the OC said.
When Mannan’s condition deteriorated, they took him to MH Samorita Hospital and Medical College around 4am where the doctors declared him dead.
The hospital authorities informed police, the OC said, adding that police responded to the call and detained three students, including Atik.