Guwahati: In a horrific incident, a 7-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death and his mother was injured on the streets over a land dispute in Assam’s Cachar district, the official said on Sunday.
The incident took place at the Panitakni area of Silchar town at around 2.30 pm on Saturday.
As per the official, there was a dispute between the members of a family over a piece of land and the situation turned worse on Saturday.
Following the dispute, the accused initially tried to kill the mother but she escaped with a severe cut on her hand. The kid was behind his mother. The attacker grabbed him and stabbed him from behind, official added.
However, a video of the stabbing surfaced on social media and police immediately arrested the accused.
The accused has been identified as Apu Mazumdar (30).
The kid was immediately taken to Silchar Medical College and Hospitals (SMCH) by police and the mother of the victim. The doctors declared him dead on arrival, official stated.
“The accused person has been arrested. We have taken the statement of the locals and submitted our investigation report before the court against the accused person,” the official said.
Further investigation is underway.