Teenage boy brutally tortured in Sunamganj over theft charge
Publish- January 07, 2020, 07:29 PM
A 17-year-old boy, who has brutally tortured by some influentials on charge of stealing a mobile phone at Dharon Bazar in Chhatak upazila, is now undergoing treatment at Chhatak Upazila Health Complex.
The incident came to light on Monday night, five days after the incident, which took place at a field at Dharon Bazar in the upazila on Thursday.
Quoting victim’s family, it was learnt that the boy used to work at the tea shop of one Zillu Mia of Pirpur village three/four years back. On Tuesday, a mobile phone was stolen from the shop.
Following the directives of Zillu Mia, his supporters took the boy to a field at Dharan Bazar on Thursday night where they gave him a good beating after tying his hands and legs. They also clogged his mouth with a cloth.
They also broke the boy’s legs. Failing to bear the inhuman torture, the boy fell unconscious.
Later, he was taken to the Upazila Health Complex.
Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Chhatak Police Station, said no complaint was lodged in this connection and legal action will be taken after getting written complaint.