Tuhin Miah, a five-year-old boy whose body was found hanging from a tree in Sunamganj with brutal marks of injury on Monday, was killed by his family, according to police.
Police came up with the revelation after they had interrogated the boy's father Abdul Baser, his uncle, aunt and a cousin in the police station.
Sunamganj police superintendent, Md Mizanur Rahman, told Prothom Alo on Monday evening that Tuhin's family, who had been involved in the murder, tried to frame their rivals in the murder case.
"Abdul Basir and several other members of the family were accused in different cases and had many rivals in the village. Tuhin might have been murdered in an attempt to frame rivals over enmity," said SP Mizanur.
"We've come to know who killed Tuhin and why but won't elaborate the details for the sake of investigation," he added.
Rajanagar union council chairman, Soumya Chowdhury, told Prothom Alo, "I've never seen such brutality. Those who were behind the murder should be given exemplary punishment."
Tuhin's mutilated body was found hanging from a tree in Derai upazila's Kezaura village early Monday. Two knives were stuck to the child's stomach when the police recovered the body while his ears and genitals had also been dismembered.