A child was accidentally killed when a cleaver slipped from the butcher’s grip while he was slaughtering a sacrificial animal at Dudhkhali union of Madaripur on Monday.
The victim, Moumita Akter, 10, was watching the sacrifice with other children on Eid day, police said.
When preparations for the slaughter were being made, the cow began shaking violently.
The cleaver slipped from the butcher's hands and and it hit Moumita, according to police and the locals.
She was rushed to Sadar hospital where the physician declared her dead.
“The girl was injured from stomach to her lungs and it was a deep wound,” said Shashank Ghosh, resident medical officer of Madaripur Sadar Hospital, adding the child was dead long before she was brought to the hospital.
The family did not lodge any complaint against anyone, Sirajul Haque Sardar, inspector of Madaripur Sadar model police station (investigation) said adding, police have visited both the spot and the hospital.
Moumita was a grade four student at a local school and her father Anwar Bepari is from Uttar Dudhkhali village.