A teenage boy was stabbed to death and at least two others were injured after a rival gang attacked them in Dhaka’s Sutrapur area on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Ananta (14), a ninth-grader at a local school. He bore several stab marks in his body.
The injured — Saju and Sohel — were receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
The incident happened at Mill Barrack Lalkuthi area of Sutrapur around 10:30pm.
Couple of days ago, Ananta and his friends had an altercation with a teen gang, active in the area, that is given patronage by two alleged criminals, said injured Saju.
As Ananta and his friends went to the spot, the gang attacked them and a chase, counter-chase ensued. At one stage, the gang members stabbed them indiscriminately, leaving them injured, he told reporters at DMCH.
They were rushed to DMCH were doctors declared Ananta dead, said Abdul Khan, a sub-inspector of DMCH Police Outpost.
Abdur Rahman, a sub-inspector at Sutrapur Police Station, said they have so far arrested a 13-year-old in connection with the incident.
Police are trying to arrest others, he added.