A third grader was stabbed dead in Cumilla Sadar upazila last night.
The deceased identified as Mehedi Hasan ,10, son of Alamgir Hossain of Satora, was a student of North South Child Academy in the upazila, reports our correspondent from Cumilla.
Mehedi, like other days, left home for going to his private tutor’s house, adjacent to their residence, on Saturday evening, said the victim’s uncle Abdul Hannan.
Since he did not return home till night, family members became worried and started searching for him, the uncle said.
Around 10:30am, Mehedi was found in a ditch nearby his house with several injury marks on different parts of his body including head and throat, Hannan added.
Doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Cumilla Medical College Hospital, he said.
Family members suspect that Mehedi might have been killed following previous enmity.
Anwarul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Cumilla Kotwali Model Police Station said, “We are investigating in to the matter and one suspect has detained in this connection”.
The body was sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he added.