Khagrachhari, Jan 14 (UNB) - An activist of a breakaway faction of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS Reformist or MN Larma) was shot dead allegedly by the members of rival political party United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) at Jannanathpara in Ramgarh upazila on Monday evening.
The victim was identified as Mohon Tripura, 30, son of Krishna Tripura of Gazinagar in Matiranga upazila and an activist of PCJSS (MN-Larma) who recently deserted UPDF.
Brother of the deceased Suman Tripura claimed that an armed group of UPDF opened fire on Mohon Tripura around 7pm, leaving him severely wounded.
He was taken to Ramgarh Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-Charge of Ramgarh Police Station Tarek Mohammad Abdul Mannan said UPDF men might have shot him as revenge for changing the party.
Dhaka, Jan 14 (UNB) - Japanese Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi arrived here on Monday afternoon on a three-day visit to Bangladesh to discuss issues related to investment and economic cooperation between the two friendly countries.
He will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office at 10am on Tuesday.
The visiting Japanese minister, who is leading a 10-member delegation, will also visit Sylhet during his stay in Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Jan 14 (UNB) – A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Monday seeking its directives to revoke the oath of the MPs of the 11th parliament, citing they were sworn in illegally before the expiry of the 10th parliament.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Taherul Islam Tawhid filed the writ which might come up for hearing at the bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal this week, said petitioner’s lawyer Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon.
The Speaker, Chief Election Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary have been made respondents to the writ which sought court’s directives to issue gazette after
Khokon, also secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association, said the writ petition was filed as a legal notice issued on January 8 in this regard went unheeded.
As per the writ, the Speaker administered oath to the new MPs on January 3 following publication of a gazette which is the violation of section 123(3) of the constitution as they were sworn in before the expiry of the 10th parliament.
The five-year tenure of the 10th parliament was supposed to end on January 28.
Bagerhat, Jan 14 (UNB) – Masum Haoladar, the 30-year-old youth who sustained severe injuries while fighting an adult tiger, returned home after 12 days’ treatment at a local hospital on Monday afternoon.
Family members said “Though he has expectedly come round after treatment, tiger panic still seized him as he is still found to be shouting out yelling, ‘tiger’, ‘tiger’ while sleeping at night.”
Masum, son of Abdul Jalil of Uttor Rajapur village in Sharankhola upazila, was admitted to Sharankhola Health Complex with the tiger’s paw marks all over his body, inflicted during a brave scuffle lasting for about an hour inside the world’s largest mangrove forest ‘Sundarbans’.
Masum has been provided with due check-ups and medicines during his family-time- nursing for his further recovery and advised to receive another medical check-up after a week, said Masum Asim Kumar Somaddar, health officer of the hospital.
Masum who has been netting fishes in the watery bodies in the Sundarbans for the last twenty years, said he could not think that he would manage to save his life even after fighting a ferocious tiger of the forest.
“I do not want to set out in the forest’s marshy channels to pursue fishing business anymore, rather, I will employ myself in any alternative profession,” he said with his eyes filled in tears.
According to Masum’s brother Zahidul Haoladar, he along with Masum ventured into the Shela river through the forest with a boat to catch fish around 9am after taking permission from Dhansagor station on January 2.
“We along with some other fellows were catching fishes with fishing hooks sitting on both banks of the river keeping a distance between us,” he said.
All of a sudden, the tiger swooped on Masum taking his right arm into its mouth. Masum then kicked the dangerous beast as if it was no big deal, prompting the tiger to bite his hand.
The adult 10-foot tiger with best of its ability rushed him to the woods. Witnessing the brave show-off there, Zahidul along with four fishermen chased the tiger making it possibly mentally subdued. Adding to the fear, Zahid hit the tiger with a stick, forcing it to flee from the scene and hide in the forest to rather save itself.
Later, the fishermen took him to Sharankhola Health Complex where duty doctor Ripon Nath said Masum’s injury could have been fatal but wasn’t. The victim appeared to be out of danger though.
According to DFO Md Mahamudul Hasan of Sundarbans East Division, the tigers claimed 35 human lives in between 2001 and 2018 in the forest.