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Gazipur, Mar 13 (UNB) – A murder case was filed against 10 people with Kapasia police station over the deaths of three youths, who allegedly over making a sarcastic comment on a Facebook post at Dakkhingaon in Gazipur district on Saturday night.
The deceased were Faruk Hossain, 26, son of Mohammad Alam, Md Robin, 15, son of Hiron and Naim Hossain, 18, son of Alam Hossain of the Dakkhin gaon village in Kapasia upazila.
The case was filed on Sunday following a complaint lodged by Faruk's father, said AFM Nasim, Officer-in-Charge of Kapasia police station.
According to locals, a group of youths led by Zahid, a youth from neighboring Alinagar village, attacked Naim with sharp weapons near his house around 11 pm Saturday.
While trying to save Naim, some others sustained injuries.
They were taken to Monohardi Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared Faruk and Naim dead.
Injured Robin was shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Jahangir Mahmud, Union Parishad member in the area said,”Recently Naim made a sarcastic comment on a photo of Zahid’s wife posted on Facebook. Agitated by the comment Zahid attacked him.”
OC AFM Nasim said, Belayet, from Kocherchar area and Faisal from Doulatpur area in Monohardi upazila were detained in connection with the murders after handed over by locals.
Efforts are on to arrest the accused in the case, said the OC.