Youth beaten to death over betting on IPL match

| Updated: April 06, 2022 22:53:06

Youth beaten to death over betting on IPL match

A 24-year-old youth was beaten to death allegedly by some other youths over betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Hathazari in Chattogram early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Farooq, a resident of Aminbazar area of the town, reports UNB.

Rajib Sharma, inspector (investigation) of Hathazari police station, said Farooq locked into an altercation with some youths at Aminbazar near Najim colony over betting on an IPL match at around 1am.

At one stage, they beat up Farooq with sticks indiscriminately, leaving him severely injured.

He was later rushed to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared him dead.

The body was kept at CMCH morgue for an autopsy.

The main suspect, Farhad, has not been detained yet. “However, we have detained one person for interrogation,” said Inspector Rajib.

Legal action will be taken after an investigation, the officer added.

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