Police arrest 3 for beating man to death in Chattogram

Sumon Saha was fatally beaten over a feud believed to be linked to gold and drug smuggling, according to the police

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Published : 28 Nov 2023, 04:46 AM
Updated : 28 Nov 2023, 04:46 AM

Police have arrested three people after a man was beaten to death in Chattogram due to an existing feud.

The incident occurred on Monday in the port city's Riazuddin Bazar, leading to the apprehension of the suspects on Tuesday morning.

The victim was identified as Sumon Saha, 26. Police suspect that he was killed over a dispute linked to gold and drug smuggling.

Sumon lived on the second floor of RS Tower on Riazuddin Bazar's Abdullah Siddiqui Road, where the incident took place, according to Assistant Commissioner Atanu Chakraborty.

“There are some apartment units on the second floor where bachelors reside. Sumon and others used to do drugs in one of those apartments. He was assaulted there during a drug session.”

Those doing drugs with Sumon killed him, said police officer Atanu. “He was a drug addict and didn’t return home after he left on Sunday.”

When Sumon fell sick after he was beaten, others called his uncle, who initially took Sumon to a private hospital. Later, he was transferred to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital. Police recovered his body from the hospital.

As a result of the assault, Sumon exhibited bruises on various parts of his body, according to Assistant Commissioner Atanu Chakraborty.

Authorities are working to extract more information by questioning the suspects in custody, Atanu added.