Mar 23,2009 00:00
BARISAL, Bangladesh -- A deranged man is in custody at a hospital after allegedly hacking four children to death with an ax and injuring five others in Bagladesh, officials said.
Police claim that Bahar Uddin, 25, killed four children between the ages of 10 to 4 in Bhola Sunday after running into a house and charging at the children with the weapon, the Daily Star reported.
Witnesses told the newspaper that two of the children died at the scene while the other two victims died at the hospital.
After the killings, Bahar was handed over to police and was later admitted to Char Fashion Health Complex because of injuries he received from a beating administered by a local mob, the newspaper said.
Golam Faruk, the acting officer-in-charge of Char Fashion police station, told the Daily Star Bahar was hospitalized under police custody.
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