"Some five or six miscreants swooped on Alif with sharp weapon and stabbed him indiscriminately. Later locals rescued him with severe injuries and took him to upazila health complex," said Ilias Talukder, officer in charge of Phultala police station.

Alif was transferred to Khulna Medical College Hospital where he died, said the OC.

The killers are yet to be identfied but efforts are on to arrest them, he said.