A student of class VII of Khulna Public College was hacked to death by a group of miscreants at college compound in the city on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Fahmid Tanveer Rajib, 14, son of Jahangir Alam, hailing from Hitampur village in Paikgachha upazila. Rajib used to live in a rented house at Boyra in the city with his parents, UNB reports.
Quoting family members, police said Rajib went to the college in the night to attend a cultural function arranged marking the 31st founding anniversary of the education institution.
At one stage of the programme, a group of unidentified miscreants took Rajib to a lonesome place and hacked him with sharp weapons around 10pm, leaving him injured, said officer-in-charge of Khalishpur Police Station Mosharraf Hossain.
Later, students and teachers of the school took Rajib to Khulna Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the OC said.