Schoolboy killed, father injured

Miscreants have killed a school student and tried to slaughter his father in the city’s Gendaria area.

Both of them were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday where doctors declared the fourth grade student, Dipta Shuvo Das, 10, dead. His father, Bibhuti Ranjan Das, 40, was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Sub-inspector of Gendaria police Akhter Hossain said locals informed them after hearing screams on the 4th floor of house 34, KB Das Lane around 2:30pm on Saturday.

Police recovered the boy from a drum in a toilet of the house with his hands, legs and mouth tied up. Bibhuti was found in a pool of blood on a bed with his throat cut.

The police officer said the motive behind the killing was still unclear.

Goutam Dey, a relative of the deceased, said the boy’s mother, Sheuli Das, is a teacher of Kuchiamara School at Sreenagar, Munshiganj. She was at the school during the incident.