Protesting eve-teasing, youth beaten to death


In Manikganj’s Daulatpur, a youth was allegedly beaten to death due to previous enmity. The incident took place in Kalia Bazar area of ​​the upazila on Sunday (July 7) night.

The deceased Sohag alias Jhantu (25) is the son of Abdul Khalek of Uyail village of the upazila.

Daulatpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Suman Kumar Aditya said that the accused Ahad alias Zahid had made offensive comments towards women while driving a soil-carrying trolley in front of Jhantur’s house a few months ago. Meanwhile, Jhantu protested and slapped Zahid.

As a result of this incident, on Sunday night, 8-10 youths led by Zahid found Jhantu alone and beat him to death with sticks. Later the locals rescued him and took him to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

OC also said that the body of the deceased was recovered and sent to Manikganj Colonel Malek Medical College Hospital morgue. An autopsy has been completed there. Preparations are underway to file a case in this incident. He said that an operation is underway to catch the accused.

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