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Behrampore: A class-V student was found hanging today morning in the hostel of a private school at Domkal in Murshidabad where he studied.

The deceased has been identified as Samaul Sheikh (11), hailing from Nazirpur village under Islampur police station jurisdiction in Murshidabad. There were multiple injury marks on his dead body that appeared like having caused by piercing of nails. Injury marks were also there in his male parts.

His father Md Ali has lodged an FIR at Domkal police station accusing three senior co-boarders and the hostel superintendent of having murdered Samaul. Police are yet to either detain or arrest the accused.

Deceased Samaul’s mother said that a few days ago he had told the family that three senior boys often intrude into his room and drink alcohol there. He was roughed up by the senior boys for raising a protest.

The bereaved mother suspects that something similar might have had happened in the hostel last night and following this her son was tortured to death.

Peeved over the mysterious death of the minor boy, people of the area blocked the Domkal-Behrampore road for over three hours today. A large posse of armed police later made them withdraw the blockade.