Sohel Mia, 25, son of Lebas Ullah of the village, tied up 11-year-old Ashik Mia of the same village to a stake of his house and beat him up, as Ashik could not pay off his debt to Sohel, according to locals.
The boy, son of Manik Mia and a student of class-III at a local government primary school, had borrowed Tk100 from Sohel about a month ago. Ashik promised Sohel to pay the money back in five installments.
As per his words, the boy paid Tk40 in two phases about two weeks ago.
On Monday, Sohel demanded rest of the money which Ashik failed to comply with.
The child was treated locally after villagers and union Parishad member Safiqur Rahman Sapu rescued him.
Admitting the incident, Union Parishad Chairman Abed Hasnat Chowdhury Sanju said the persons involved in the torture would be brought to book.
Nirmalendu Chakrabarty, officer-in-charge of Chunarughat police station, said he heard about the incident from locals.
“Actions will be taken once any complaint is filed,” the OC added.