National Desk: Garage mechanic Raju alias Tuttu has beaten van driver Shukur Ali (55) to death with a rod for Tk 30 in Dhopadi village of Jessore’s Abhaynagar upazila.

The incident took place at Tuttu Fakir’s garage in Natun Para of Dhopadi village in the upazila on Saturday evening. The deceased was identified as Shukur Ali, son of Sona Mia, a resident of Guchh village in Daftaripara of Dhopadi village.

Maqbool Hossain, brother of the deceased, said that when he went in front of the garage of Raju alias Tuttu Fakir of Natunpara in Dhopadi village on Saturday evening, he demanded Rs 30 from Shukur Ali. Shukur Ali said he would pay later. But Tuttu, without hearing a word, hit him on the head with the axle rod of the van in his garage. The van driver Shukur Ali fell on the spot. Locals and pedestrians rushed him to the Abhaynagar Upazila Health Complex and the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Maqbool Hossain said Tutu, a garage mechanic, was intoxicated most of the time. He has beaten several people before.

A doctor on duty at Abhaynagar Upazila Health Complex said van driver Shukur Ali was brought to the hospital dead.

Abhaynagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Moniruzzaman said, “I came to the spot after receiving the news.” An operation has been launched to arrest the killer.

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