Three people, including a woman and her a 12-year-old boy, were stabbed to death allegedly by a ‘mentally retarded’ man who was subsequently beaten to death by local people at Radhanagar in Debidwar upazila on Wednesday.
The three victims were identified as Anwara Begum, 45, wife of Shah Alam, her son Abu Hanif, 12 and Nazma Begum, 40, wife of Nurul Islam while the mentally challenged attacker was identified as Mokhlesur Rahman, 35, son of Martuz Ali of the village.
Quoting local people, Zahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Debidwar Police Station, said Mokhlesur attacked Anwara and two others around 11 am and stabbed them indiscriminately with a sharp weapon, leaving them dead on the spot.
Later, local people managed to catch him and gave him a good thrashing, leaving him dead.
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