An 11-year-old boy was tied to a pole and beaten up in Kurigram for accidentally spraying a man with paint during Pohela Boishakh celebrations.
The incident took place in Pateshwari Bazar in Bhurungamari upazila on Friday morning.
Locals said one Alam, a trader from the area, got sprayed with paint while the victim was playing with colours with his friends. The man was infuriated and with the help of his associates Faridul and 3-4 others, tied the boy to a pole and beat him mercilessly.
Bhurungamari police station Officer-in-Charge Tapash Chandra Pandit confirmed the incident.
“The child's father came to the station in the evening and we have asked him to file a complaint. We will take action against the culprits as soon as he files the complaint,” he said.