Police on Saturday night found body of a construction worker, killed allegedly by his co-workers, in a ditch at Rajpasha village of Jhalakathi Sadar upazila.
The deceased was identified as Alim Howlader, 18, son of Ayub Ali Howlader from Krshnakathi area of the same upazila, said Shonit Kumar Gayen, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jhalakathi Sadar Police Station.
Police sent the body to Jhalakathi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said, adding that they also arrested eight of Alim’s co-workers after his mother filed a case with the police station, accusing eight named and three to four unnamed individuals.
The arrestees admitted to the police that they had an altercation with Alim on Friday night when he raised objection to them for disturbing him during his sleep by being loud while playing cards, he also said.
Alim’s mother Mahamuda Aktar said her son went missing since Saturday morning and his fellow workers killed him over the arguments the night before.
The OC said police launched an investigation into the case.