A madrasa student was beaten to death allegedly after complaining to the mother of a neighbouring youth about death threat by the latter at Kathalbari village in Gobindaganj upazila Sunday afternoon.
The victim was identified as Abdur Rahat Mia, 18, son of Abdur Rahim Mia, and a Dakhil student at Kathalbari Mostafia Senior Alim Madrasa.
Police detained Rubel Mia, 25, brother of main accused Al-Amin, 22, and his mother Dhali Begum, 50, in this connection, while Al-Amin went into hiding.
During a squabble on Saturday afternoon, Al-Amin hit Abdur Rahat with a toy pistol and threatened to kill him, police quoted eyewitnesses as saying.
Abdur Rahat informed his mother of the matter and they went to Al-Amin’s house around 5:00pm the next day and complained to Al-Amin’s mother Dhali Begum about the death threat.
Hearing the matter, Al-Amin rushed to home and started beating Rahat with a branch of tree. His father, mother and brother also joined the attack.
Rahat died on the spot.
Informed, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body and detained Al-Amin’s brother Rubel Mia and mother Dhali Begum.
Al-Amin and his father Khaibar Hossain, however, managed to flee after the incident.
“Several injury marks were found in Rahat’s body and it was sent to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital for autopsy. The victim’s father Abdur Rahim filed a case with Gobindaganj Police Station,” said AKM Mehdi Hasan, OC of Gobindaganj Police Station.