A 22-year-old youth was killed in a "swift, bloody and merciless" knife attack in Dhaka's Vatara Saturday night, police said.
Md Shanto, a mason, suffered serious wounds after being repeatedly stabbed by around seven locals – including Ramjan, Lalon, Emon – at 9pm, the deceased's friend Nurul Islam said.
"It was not possible to say who delivered the fatal blows. However, all of them shared a common intention: that Shanto should die, or suffer very serious injuries," he added.
Shanto's friends took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he was declared dead at 10:30pm, Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, said.
The body was sent to the hospital morgue for post-mortem examination, he added.
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