A college boy was beaten inhumanly for over an hour allegedly by a local Yaba peddler and his men for over an hour in Juri upazila of the district on Tuesday.
The injured is Kawsar Ahmed, 16, son of late Ibrahim Ali of Belagaon village in the upazila, and a second year student at Juri TN Khanam Academy College. He is now undergoing treatment at Kulaura Upazila Health Complex.
The victim's elder brother Zahir Uddin blamed Mamun Mia, brother-in-law of their neighbour Sumon Mia, and his gang for the inhuman act.
On Monday, Mamun was released on bail after serving one month in jail in a drug peddling case.
Following a phone call from Sumon, Kawsar went to Mamun's house on Tuesday night where Mamun and his cohorts Ibrahim Mia and Bilal Ahmed tied Kawsar with rope and beat him with iron rods for about one and a half hours.
Informed by locals, the family members rushed to the spot and rescued Kawsar, bleeding profusely, and admitted him to the hospital, said Dr Zakir Hossain.
Mamun, Sumon and their cohorts, however, managed to flee the scene, said the victim's brother Zahir, adding that they are taking preparation to file a case in this connection.
Mamun thinks Kawsar told police about his Yaba peddling and on suspicion, he beat up his brother inhumanly, said Zahir.
Contacted, Mamun refuted the allegation of beating Kawsar.
Md Jahangir Hossain Sardar, officer-in-charge of Juri Police Station, said action will be taken after getting complaint in this regard.