A police constable's son was beaten to death and another injured over a trifling matter on the outskirts of Satkhira town Tuesday night.
Son of police constable Nazrul Islam, deceased Sakib Hossain, 16, was a student of class X of Satkhira Police Line Secondary School.
Police and other sources said that Shakib along with his classmates—Rashed and Omi went to a waz mahfil (religious gathering of sermons) at Bokchora area in the evening. They engaged in an altercation with one Abdul Qadir and Shanto from Kamalnagar colony area over a trifling matter.
Afterwards, Qader, Shanto and several others attacked Shakib, Rashed and Omi while they were at Bokchora Bypass Road en route to home after the mahfil ended.
Shakib and his friends were beaten with sticks.
Rashed and Shakib were critically injured while Omi managed to flee from the scene.
The duo were rushed to a hospital where physicians declared Shakib dead.
Satkhira Sadar Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Mohidul Haq said that Rashed has given some information. Omi was taken to custody for gathering information about the incident.