Schoolboy stabbed to death by students
A schoolboy, who was allegedly stabbed by students of another school over previous enmity on Monday, died in the early hours yesterday.
Shoumen Biswas Anik, 14, son of Babul Kanti Biswas of Patiya, was a class-nine student of Chittagong Collegiate School.
He was stabbed at Rahmatganj at around 5:30pm when he and his schoolmates were going to the Guide Coaching Centre there.
Victim's friends alleged they were beaten by a group of students from Chittagong Govt High School who study at the same coaching centre.
Six to seven boys of the Collegiate School were injured in the attack that left Shoumen with stabs in the back and hips.
Police sources said the incident was a result of rivalry between students of the two schools trying to establish supremacy at the coaching centre.
Shoumen was cremated at the city's Baluardighi around 11:30am yesterday.
There, his mother Chhaya Biswas told The Daily Star, “I found my son lying in a pool of blood on the street when I went to the coaching centre to pick him up.”
He was rushed to the nearby Chittagong General Hospital and given several stitches. But as his condition worsened, he was shifted to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
“Doctors at the CMCH casualty said Shoumen needed major operation since he had internal injuries and backside critically damaged. They told us to arrange for a seat at the intensive care unit,” said the mother, a teacher of Saraipara City Corporation High School.
“As we couldn't get him moved to the ICU, we were taking him to a private clinic. But he died on the way at around 3:00am,” she added.
Meanwhile, the victim's family has been too scared to file a case.
“Those who can kill a boy like mine can do anything. I don't want to lose anyone else of my family,” Shoumen's mother said in a voice choked with emotion.
Expressing distrust of the cops, she alleged that several policemen were present at the scene, but they did nothing to disperse the feuding students.
Mohiuddin Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, however, claim they could not take any action, as no one had informed them of the incident.
Aziz Uddin, headmaster of Collegiate School, said, “The agony is heart wrenching when a student gets killed and that too by students of another school.”
Mahbuba Begum, headmistress of Chittagong Government High School, said she does not know if any student of her school was involved in the incident.