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Bangladesh factory boy's killing: Police arrest official

A Bangladeshi child works at balloon factory in Dhaka on October 20, 2014 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Child labour remains common in Bangladesh

An official working at a spinning mill in Bangladesh where a boy was allegedly killed on Sunday has been arrested, police say.

The 10-year-old boy died in hospital after workers inserted a high-pressure nozzle into his rectum and activated it, local media report.

Police are questioning workers and factory staff after Sagar Barman's parents filed a police complaint, an officer in Narayanganj told BBC Bangla.

It remains unclear why he was attacked.

Last year, a 13-year-old boy was killed in the same way in a vehicle workshop in another part of the country.

Two men were sentenced to death over the case, which sparked large protests.

Bangladesh boy killings: Six sentenced to death

Rakib Hawlader died in August last year after air was pumped into his body in retaliation for leaving his job.

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Image caption Last year, the murder of two teenagers caused widespread outrage

His death followed the killing of another teenager, Samiul Alam Rajon, who was beaten to death by a mob after allegedly stealing a bicycle.

Four men were sentenced to death over that killing.

Child labour is common in Bangladesh, with many children working in garment factories, often in harsh conditions.

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