Police have arrested a young man reportedly for rape attempt on a Class-I girl in Abhaynagar upazila of Jashore district.
The arrestee is Al-Amin Sarder, 38, of Singari village in the upazila.
A team of police from Bhatpara Police Investigation Centre arrested Al-Amin on Tuesday afternoon.
Victim’s mother said the youth lured her daughter to a betel leaf garden on Saturday where he tried to rape her.
As the victim raised hue and cry, he fled the scene, said officer-in-charge of Abhaynagar Police Station M Tajul Islam.
Two alleged robber ringleaders were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of bandits over previous enmity near Barunatail Bridge in Sadar upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Lavlu Mondal, 40, of Madhukhali upazila, and Daud Mondal, 38, of Boalmari upazila in Faridpur district. They were wanted in 10 criminal cases, said police.
Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said two groups of robbers engaged in a gun battle among them over establishing dominance in the area around 1:30am.
Hearing sounds of gunshots, a patrol team of police went to the spot and found the bodies of the two ‘robbers’ lying on the ground, he said.
Law enforcers also recovered seven sharp weapons and 10 cartridges from the spot, the OC said, adding that they sent the bodies to hospital morgue.
Police arrested 12 people while gambling at a place in the city’s Kazir Deuri area on Tuesday night.
Those arrested were identified as Abul Hossain, 34, Zahid, 35, Shipon, 30, Shahjahan, 39, Didarul Alam, 35, Elias Khan Manik, 35, Monir Hossain, 34, Sohel, 32, Saidul Islam Sumon, 20, Nasir Mia, 35, Makbul Hossain, 30, and MD Selim, 42.
Tipped off, police raided the office of district unit construction workers union and arrested them while gambling at night, said Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
Police also recovered materials used for gambling and Tk 62,000 from their possession.
A case was filed in this connection.
On February 10, the High Court declared illegal all sorts of gambling in exchange of money across the country and directed the government to take steps against organisers of gambling and gamblers.
A convicted prisoner of a murder case died at Chattogram Central jail on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Harunur Rashid, 58, son of Golam Hossain of Raozan upazila.
Deputy Jailer of Chattogram Central Jail, Mohamamd Jamal Hossain said Harun was sent to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital after he fell unconscious and he died there around 8:30 pm.
Harun, suffering from cardiac problems, was awarded 10 years' imprisonment in a murder case on November 6, 2019
Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked third among cities with the worst air quality on Wednesday morning.
It had an AQI score of 270 at 08:52 am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’.
Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar and India’s Delhi occupied the first and second spots in the list of cities with the worst air quality with AQI scores of 313 and 297 respectively.
When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, the entire population is more likely to be affected. In this situation, children are advised to limit outdoor activities.
The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, informs people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.
In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants – Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone (O3).
The Department of Environment has also set national ambient air quality standards for these pollutants. These standards aim to protect against adverse human health impacts.
Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution. Its air quality usually improves during monsoon.