A college student was hacked to death in the city early Tuesday while going to his village home in Dinajpur to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with the family.
The deceased was identified as Fardin Ashariya Rabbi, a honours second-year student of Rajshahi City College hailing from Dinajpur’s Parbatipur upazila.
Golam Ruhul Kuddus, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police recovered the body from a road connecting Hekem Kha and Bornali of the city around 6am and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy.
The body bore injury marks on the head, he said, adding that it is not clear whether it was a planned killing or the outcome of a mugging attempt.
Police also found his mobile phone on the spot and talked to his family members using it.
Family members said Rabbi started from his college hostel for home in the early hours and talked to them before leaving the hostel.
Police said he might have been killed on his way to local railway station.