Youth beaten dead by ‘cousin, nephew’ in Sylhet

Youth beaten dead by ‘cousin, nephew’ in Sylhet

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A youth was beaten to death allegedly by his cousin and nephew over a family feud at Rashidpur village in Balaganj upazila of the district on Tuesday.The deceased was identified as Suruj Mia, 30, son of Tahid Ullah hailing from the village.Officer-in charge of Balaganj Police Station Md Tariqul Islam said Suruj Mia had long been at loggerheads with his cousin Monir Mia over family dispute.As a sequel to enmity, Monir and Suruj locked into an altercation on Tuesday around 9am.At one stage, Monir and his son Shamim attacked Suruj and beat up him with lethal weapons, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was taken to Balaganj Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctors declared him dead.Police sent the body to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. UNB, Sylhet

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