“As per the postmortem and viscera reports, the boy was sexually assaulted before his murder. He was murdered to hush up the matter,” the SP said while speaking at a views-exchange meeting at his office.
Additional Deputy Inspector General of police (Mymensingh range) Dr Akkas Uddin Bhuiyan spoke at the programme as the chief guest.
A youth was beaten to death by a mob in the district town of Netrakona on July 18 after he was found ‘carrying a child’s severed head in a bag’.
The deceased were identified as Robin, 22, son of Eklas Uddin of Katli area of Netrakona municipality, and Sajib Mia, 8, son of Rois Mia of the same area.
Police said some people of the Harijan community noticed a head in Robin’s bag when he went to Harijan Palli to have liquor, and chased him. The angry mob then beat him mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot.
Police later recovered the child’s beheaded body from an under-construction building in the area.