A youth, accused in two murder cases, died on way to hospital after he was found severely injured in a field in Jhalakathi's Rajapur upazila yesterday morning.
Jahid Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Rajapur Police Station, said the deceased -- Mehedi Hasan Shuvo, 22, son of Abdulla Al Mahbub of Baria village in the upazila -- was a fugitive, accused in two murder cases filed with the police station last year.
Mehedi was a 12th grade student at Baria Degree College, the OC said, adding that he was prime accused in two cases filed last year -- one for murder of college student Sohel Rana of the same village and the second for murder of madrasa student Abdus Shukur of Angaria village.
Mehedi's mother Naima Begum said, her son went out of the house to join a “picnic on Monday night” after being invited over cellphone by his friends.
Next morning, the family came to learn that Mehedi was hacked severely with sharp weapons and was left out in the open in a field, she added.
He died on way to Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal. The body was sent to Jhalakathi Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Mehedi's adversaries might have committed a premeditated murder and a process was underway to file a case in this regard, said police.
Jhalakathi Superintendent of Police Jubayer Ahmed said police were conducting raids at different places to arrest the ones Mehedi had mentioned before his death.