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Man beaten to death in Moulvibazar

  • Published at 10:00 am December 9th, 2018
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The victim had an altercation with two men about sharing a cigarette

A man has been beaten to death by a gang in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila. The victim, named Mognu Mia, 35, was killed in a violent altercation on Saturday night.

Local police have arrested two people over the incident, which took place in Jagannathpur area of Moulvibazar Sadar upazila. Mognu, a resident of Uttar Jagannathpur area, was working as a caretaker in a nearby apartment building.

According to locals and the police, Mognu Mia had an altercation with two other men, named Sumon Mia and Seful Mia, about sharing a cigarette. The altercation soon turned violent, as a gang – including Sumon and Seful – began beating Mognu with a tree branch.

Mognu lost consciousness after the beating, and was taken to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for treatment. The on-duty doctors at the hospital declared him dead on arrival. Police detained Sumon and Seful following the incident.

Responding to query, model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Suhel Ahmed said: “The police have sent the body to the morgue and arrested two suspects. Initial investigation has revealed their involvement in Mognu’s murder.”