Sunamganj, October 15: Tuhin Mia, the 5-year-old old boy whose mutilated body was found hanging from a tree near his home in Sunamganj’s Derai Upazila, was killed by his father Abdul Basir, police have claimed.Sunamganj Additional Superintendent of Police Md Mizanur Rahman told the media on Tuesday evening about the findings of the investigation into the murder.
Basir, a farmer, took the boy out of the home at Kejaura village under Rajanagar union council while he was asleep in the wee hours of Monday, Mizanur said.
He, his brother Jamshed Ali, and nephew Shahriar Hossain killed the child in his sleep by slitting his throat, the police officer said.
Two knives were stuck to the child’s stomach when police recovered the body, they had earlier said.
Mizanur said Basir, Jamshed and Shahriar killed the boy to frame their rivals in the village.
He cited information given by the members of the family during interrogations.