A haha reaction on a Facebook post has led to a deadly clash in Gazipur, leaving a 17-year-old boy and two others dead and four injured on Saturday night. Nayeem Hossain, 17, Faruk Mia, 25, and Robin Mia, 20, all residents of Dakkhingaon village were stabbed dead.
Police said the clash happened between two groups of young men led by Nayeem and Zahid Hossain, 23, a resident of Char Ali Nagar area.
Locals and police said Zahid’s wife recently posted a Tiktok video on Facebook in which she is seen singing a song.
On Friday, Nayeem reacted to the video with “haha”. As it rubbed Zahid the wrong way, he collected Nayeem’s number and threatened to beat him up over the phone.
Both parties then agreed to settle the matter in person at a certain place, said Jahangir Alam, a member of Shommania Union Parishad.
Around 11:30pm on Saturday, Zahid and Nayeem, both accompanied by their friends, faced off in the Charpara area and soon engaged in a fight.
At one stage, Zahid and his friends stabbed Nayeem and six of his friends. Hearing the commotion, locals went to the spot and caught Zahid and some of his friends, who were trying to flee the scene at that point.
The villagers beat them up and handed them over to police, said Abul Kashem, a resident of the area.
The injured were taken to Monohardi Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared Nayeem and Faruk dead. Robin succumbed to his injuries on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, locals said.
Kapasia police said a case was filed against 10 named and 3 or 4 unnamed individuals. Of them, six have already been arrested.
– With The Daiy Star input