A youth stabbed a college student to death over previous enmity in Chattogram city yesterday, said police.
Hours later, Saddam, 19, was arrested for killing Md Irfan, 18, a student of the city’s Mostafa Hakim Degree College, said Inspector (investigation) Badrul Kabir of Halishahar Police Station.
Saddam, a day labourer, was released from a drug rehabilitation centre a few days ago, said Badrul Kabir.
Saddam recently went to Irfan’s neighbourhood at Halishahar-Mainnapara to look for a friend, said Badrul, adding that he repeatedly asked Irfan about the friend’s address. Irfan humiliated and slapped Saddam, he added. In retaliation, Saddam attacked him in front of Bay Shopping Complex around 4pm. The inspector said police arrested Saddam from Mainnapara with the help of locals.