The teenager son of a central Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad) leader has been murdered in Bogra, seven days after a conflict between him and national cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim's father Mahbub Hamid Tara was settled.
The dead is Mashuk Ferdous, 15, a ninth grader of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School and College in the district.
Mashuk’s father advocate Emdadul Haq, an executive member of Jasad (Hasanul Haq Inu-led faction), said that a teenage neighbour Nayeem Hossain called and took Mashuk out of his home in Bogra town's Matidali area around 8:30pm Saturday.
Afterwards, Mashuk was found lying near his home with grievous head injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead the same night.
Nayeem, however, went into hiding after the incident. Police inspected the crime scene and detained his parents for interrogation.
Emdad blamed an influential group led by Mushfique’s father Tara and his brother Mejbah-ul-Hamid, a local municipality councillor, for the murder.
He said that a conflict ensued between him and the duo over the formation of the governing body of Matidali High School as Tara secretly took the charge as its chairman.
“Even Tara's aides beat up two of my followers, who are members of the governing body, on the back of the row,” Emdad said, adding that the issue was resolved through a police intervention a week ago.
“The culprits have my son murdered in a planned way. The mastermind will be identified after Nayeem's arrest,” he hoped.
When contacted, Tara claimed that he had no rivalry with Emdad.
Mashuk was buried after Asr prayers Sunday.