A two-year-old boy was killed allegedly by his relatives centring a feud over land dispute in Kishoreganj’s Astagram upazila early yesterday.
The victim, Wasim Mia, was son of Abdul Wadud Mia of Dalarkandi village.
Meanwhile, following a case filed by the victim’s father with Astagram Police Station against five people, police detained Abdur Razzaq, 65, and his four sons -- Alkas Mia, 30, Saiful Islam, 25, Taus Mia, 23, and Sujon Mia, 20, from the village and recovered the murder weapon.
Quoting the case statement, Officer in Charge (OC Investigation) of Astagram Police Station Mohammad Shariful Islam said there had been a longstanding dispute between Wadud and his uncle Razzaq over the ownership of a piece of land.
Although several arbitrations were held in this regard, the issue remained unsettled, he said.
Wadud went to visit a relative’s house on Friday keeping his wife Rika Akter, three children and mother at home.
The murder took place when Rika went out of her room to respond to the natural’s call around 5:30am.
Taking advantage of the situation, Razzaq and his sons allegedly entered Rika’s room and killed the minor boy by slitting his throat with a knife, the OC said, quoting the case statement.
On information, police went to the spot and recovered the body around 9:30am and sent it to Kishoreganj General Hospital for autopsy.
During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed their involvement in the killing, the OC added.