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Youth hacked in broad daylight, dies after 5-day

A youth, who was hacked in broad daylight allegedly by some miscreants in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar over previous enmity, died at a hospital on Friday night after five days of the incident.

The victim was identified as Mohammad Zilan, 22, son of Abdul Hamid of Ghatia village of Joychandi union of the upazila.

Family and local sources said on July 3, Zilan went to the bus stand of the town to see his younger brother off.

A group of 6 to 7 miscreants attacked Zilan around 6pm while he was returning home. He took shelter at a shop to avoid the attack but the miscreants entered and hacked him with sharp weapons, leaving him critically injured.

Locals rescued him and rushed him to the Upazila Health Complex.

Later, as his condition deteriorated, Zilan was shifted to a hospital in Sylhet where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday night.

Father of the victim Abdul Hamid said he was busy with the treatment of his son. He said he will file a murder case against the accused.

Meanwhile, inspector (Investigation) of Kulaura Police Station Ratan Chandra Debnath said they did not get any complaint yet. They will take action after getting complaint from the family of the victim.