Boy, 13, lynched to death in Bangladesh, massive outrage after video goes viral


The lynching of a 13-year-old boy in Bangladesh has led to a nationwide outrage in this tiny south Asian country.

Thousands of protesters have taken to streets calling this act as despicable and demanding justice for the murdered teenager.

The YouTube video of a teenager, known as Samiul Alam Rajon, being lynched to death has gone viral on social media platform. has access to the video, but has decided not to post here because of its graphic nature.


A group of men, couple of dozens in number, can be seen cheering and laughing while Samiul is being mercilessly thrashed with sticks. Some men can also be heard planning to post this video on Facebook. The armed thugs continue to beat him until the boy is dead before dragging his dead body for about 60 meters away from the crime scene.

According to reports, the killed teenager was accused of stealing cycle rickshaw from Sylhet, Bangladesh’s eastern city.


One perpetrator Ismail Hossain, 30, was arrested from his native village Kamarkazi in Sylhet, while a local court sent Muhit Alam, who was arrested soon Samiul’s murder, on a five-day remand. However, the prime accused managed to flee to Saudi Arabia before being arrested there.

Police have also filed the murder case accusing Muhit and his brother Kamrul Islam, 24, their accomplice Ali Haider, 34, and watchman Moyna Mia alias Boro Moyna, 45.

The post mortem report revealed the boy had sustained 60 injuries and died of brain hemorrhage.

Bangladeshi home minister said that none will be spared for this ghastly crime.


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