An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was stabbed to death in Sylhet on Thursday night centring calculation of Puja fund collection for celebrating Sharaswati Puja last week.
The deceased was identified as Abhishek Dey Dwip, 21, a student of Greenhill College and son of Dipak Dey, of Sadipur at Shibganj in Sylhet city.
On Thursday at about 9:30pm, a group of some five activists of BCL, ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, led by Saikat Roy Samudra, a student of Sylhet Government College, attacked Dwip and his friend Shubha at Tilagar Point in the city and stabbed Dwip indiscriminately.
Local people sent Dwip to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital after rescuing him from the spot in critical condition.
But, on-duty doctors in the hospital declared him dead on arrival, police said.
Talking to reporters on Friday, Shah Paran police officer-in-charge Abdul Kaiyum Chowdhury said that Saikat was arrested immediately after the incident and he was admitted to SOMCH under police custody as he was also injured.
‘Saikat admitted in primary interrogation that they celebrated Sharaswati Puja at Gopaltila Temple of Tilagar area and they attacked Dwip following an altercation over calculation of Puja fund collection and expenditure,’ the police officer said.
He also informed that the victim’s body was handed over to his family Friday afternoon after completion of autopsy at SOMCH morgue.
‘Relatives of the victim told us that they will file a murder case with the police after completion of funeral of Dwip,’ the police officer told New Age in the evening, adding that effort to arrest others involved in the killing incident was underway.
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