Umpire kills teenage spectator in Bangladesh

The umpire killed a teenage spectator in Bangladesh by hitting him on the head with a bat Getty Images

Dhaka: Jan 30, 2012

A cricket umpire killed a teenage spectator in Bangladesh by hitting him on the head with a bat in a dispute over a contested decision, according to local police.

Nazrul Islam, 15, ran onto the pitch during an amateur game in the remote northern district of Kishoreganj and started an argument with the umpire, who took one of the players bats and hit the teenager.

Islam showed no serious injury from the blow during the game but suffered an internal haemorrhage overnight and died in hospital the following day.

The umpire was being sought for questioning but had gone into hiding, according to a police official. (AFP)