‘Mentally ill man’ kills 5 in Cumilla, killer beaten dead
Published : 10 Jul 2019, 18:34
Five people, including a woman and her son, were hacked to death and two others injured by a youth in broad daylight in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on Wednesday noon.
The incident took place at Pukuriapara area of Radhanagar village at around 11:00 am.
The deceased were identified as Anwara Begum, 45, wife of Shah Alam, her son Abu Hanif, 12, Nazma Akter, 40, wife of Nurul Islam, Mazeda Begum, 55, and one Bazlu Mia’s wife. The name of the Bazlu Mia’s wife could not be known yet.
Following the incident, the villagers caught the killer and beat him to death.
The mentally challenged attacker was identified as Mokhlesur Rahman, 35, son of Martuz Ali of the village.
Quoting local people, Zahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Debidwar Police Station, said Mokhlesur attacked Anwara and four others around 11 am and stabbed them indiscriminately with a sharp weapon, leaving them dead on the spot.
Later, local people managed to catch him and gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead.
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