A schoolboy was stabbed allegedly by one of his neighbours centring a feud over playing cricket match in Aditmari upazila on Monday night.
The victim, Nayan Chandra Roy, 15, a Class X student at Mahishkhocha High School, was first admitted to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital and later shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated, said Saiful Islam, acting officer in charge (OC) of Aditmari Police Station.
Quoting locals, OC Saiful said an altercation took place between Nayan, son of Khoka Chandra Roy of Baraibari village, and Ariful Islam, 18, son of Alam Miah of the village, over playing a cricket match on Monday afternoon.
As a sequel to the conflict, Ariful along with some of his cohorts attacked Nayan’s house around 10:00pm the same night.
At one stage, the culprits dragged Nayan out of his room and stabbed him on the stomach with a knife, leaving him severally injured, he said, adding that they also beat up some of the villages when the latter tried to resist the attackers from vandalising Nayan’s house.
Nayan’s father filed a case with Aditmari Police Station yesterday naming 10 people and 20 others unnamed.
Police already detained prime accused Ariful and were conducting drives to arrest the other attackers, OC Saiful said.