Like any other day, Tanvir Hossain Tuhin, a student of Sylhet Technical Training Institute, went to class on Wednesday morning.
And like any other day, he took his shoes off before entering the class.
The computer course class lasted for an hour. Once it was over around 11am, Tanvir could not find his shoes. Instead, he found that someone has left another pair in front of the room.
Much to his surprise, Tanvir saw one Kamran Ahmed, his classmate, wearing his shoes. They locked into an altercation over the matter on the campus.
Around 11:30am, Kamran along with a group of students attacked Tanvir and beat him with sticks, leaving him critically injured, said witnesses.
Other students rushed him to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. As his condition started deteriorating, doctors suggested to take him to Dhaka. The family members rented an ambulance and headed out.
The 19-year-old died on the way. It was around evening and the ambulance had reached Bhairab.
Tanvir was a resident of Dakshin Palikapan village of Golapganj upazila.
His uncle Nazim Uddin filed a murder case with Moglabazar Police Station yesterday, accusing Kamran and nine other students of the institute, said Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station.
He said police arrested one student in Kadamtali area of Sadar upazila in this connection.
Waliullah Mollah, principal of the institute in city’s Alampur area, said, “I was in Dhaka when I heard about the incident. We want the perpetrators to be arrested and brought to book as soon as possible.”
The OC said, “We are looking for the accused.” Tanvir’s body was handed over to his family after autopsy, he added.
His family members did not want to speak to this correspondent over the matter. The shocked family still could not believe that Tanvir was killed over such a trifle matter.