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Bangladeshi boy, 10, murdered by fellow textile workers

Police escort one of the accused to the courtroom in Sylhet - 8 November Image copyright AFP
Image caption Last year, the murder of two teenagers caused widespread outrage

A 10-year-old boy who worked in a spinning mill in Bangladesh has died after other workers inserted a high-pressure nozzle into his rectum and activated it, local media reports say.

Police in Narayanganj say it is unclear why Sagar Barman was assaulted.

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.

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

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 unofficial garment factories, often in harsh conditions.

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