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Murder of a 13-year old by gang sparks protest in Bangladesh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 July 2015, 18:10 IST

Protesters in Bangladesh are demanding a death penalty for the gang that had brutally beaten up a 13-year old boy to death in Sylhet.

Almost 15,000 people have also signed a petition to the government of Bangladesh, asking them to hand the perpetrators the "highest punishment possible" to discourage other such cases of murders and lynchings.

Boy was tied, tortured to death and filmed

The torture on the boy was filmed for almost half an hour. The gang had hit him with a metal bar after tying him with a rope.

According to the post-mortem reports, the boy died of brain haemorrhage after succumbing to 60 wounds on his body. The boy was a school dropout and used to sell vegetables to support his family.

Five suspects have been detained in connection with the murder so far.

Twitter reacts with disgust

On the death of 13 year old boy

First published: 16 July 2015, 18:10 IST
 
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