Sunamganj, Oct 21 (UNB) – A court here on Monday placed the father and two uncles of five-year-old child Tuhin Hasan, who was brutally murdered at Kezaura village in Dirai upazila, on a three-day fresh remand.
Those remanded are deceased’s father Abdul Basir, and uncles Abdur Musabbir and Jamshed Ali.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Shyam Kanta Sinha passed the order when the investigation officer of the case sought a seven-day remand for interrogating the trio.
On Friday, they were sent to jail on completion of their first three-day remand.
On October 15, victim’s two uncles confessed before a court to their involvement in the murder saying they brutally killed the minor boy only to implicate their rivals in the case.
Tuhin’s mutilated body was found hanging from a tree on October 14. Two knives used in the murder were also found stuck in his abdomen.
His mother Monira Begum filed a murder case accusing 10 people the following day.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said steps will be taken as per the jail code regarding the Jatiya Oikyafront’s plea for permission to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
“Nine Oikyafront leaders, including Dr Kamal Hossain, want to meet Khaleda Zia. We’ve informed them that steps will be taken in this regard as per the jail code,” he said.
The minister came up with the remark while talking to reporters after an eight-member Oikyafront delegation, led by ASM Abdur Rob, met him at his Secretariat office.
He said they will send the application of the Oikyafront leaders to the IG Prison who will take steps as per the jail code.
Asaduzzaman also said no one except the relatives can meet prisoners without the government’s goodwill.
The minister said he informed the Oikyafront delegation that Khaleda has been provided with the highest healthcare service in the country. “There’s no shortcoming in her treatment.”
Abdur Rob said they met the Home Minister and sought permission to meet Khaleda Zia to know about her health condition. “He (minister) said there’s no objection to allowing us to meet her, and he’ll instruct the IG Prison to take steps in this regard. It’s a positive (response).
He said the IG Prison will inform them about the schedule for the meeting as per the jail code.
“The Home Minister said we’ll be able to meet (Khaleda) any day if the IG Prison permits. We’ll be waiting for the permission from the IG Prison,” Rob, also the president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, added.
He said the Home Minister told them that they can meet the BNP chief separately or all together once the permission is available from the jail authorities.
The other Oikyafront delegation members were BNP Standing Committee Member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Gonoforum Executive President Prof Subrata Chowdhury, General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria, Gonoshasthya Kendra Founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, JSD Joint General Secretary Shahiduddin Mahmud Swapan, Bikalpa Dhara President Nurul Amin Bepari, and Oikyafront Office Secretary Jahangir Alam Mintoo.
Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both the cases are ‘politically motivated’.
She has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 last.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – The National Road Safety Day will be observed in the country for the third time on Tuesday aiming to create awareness about safe roads.
The slogan of this year’s day is “Livelihood not before life. No more road accident”.
Different organisations, including the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, have chalked out elaborate programmes on the occasion.
A colourful procession will be brought out from the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad at 7:30 am on the occasion.
A discussion will be held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) at 10am where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will speak as the chief guest.
Nirapad Sarak Chai (Nischa) has been observing a month-long programme to mark the day.
Ilias Kanchan, founder and chairman of Nischa, inaugurated the programme at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on October 1.
Kanchan said 120 organisations along with the government will observe the ‘National Road Safety Day’ on October 22.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, the President said all, including transport owners and workers, commuters and pedestrians, should know about the traffic rules and obey those to ensure road safety.
In her message, the Prime Minister said a single accident can be the reason for lifelong sufferings for a person or a family.
She urged people to adopt the culture of obeying the traffic rules along with raising public awareness to reduce the number of road crashes.
Rajshahi, Oct 21 (UNB) – A man and his minor daughter were crushed to death by a train at Namobhadra in the city on Monday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Rubel Ali, 30, and his daughter Rumayia Khatun, aged two and half, of Dharampur in the city.
Sayeed Iqbal, officer-in-charge of Rajshahi Govt Railway Police Station, said Khulna-bound ‘Kapatakkha’ train from Rajshahi hit the duo when Rubel along with his daughter was crossing the rail tracks.
The accident left Rubel dead on the spot while Rumaiya critically injured.
Locals took the girl to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – Mentioning that prima facie evidence suggest that police opened fire on the demonstrators in Bhola in self-defence, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said they were investigating whether there was any negligence on the part of police and others.
“Whether there’s any negligence of duty on the part of police or others is under investigation and legal action will be taken if anyone is found guilty,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with a delegation of Oikyafront at the Secretariat.
The minister said he talked to the local MP and the officer-in-charge of the police station concerned and came to know that people under the banner of ‘Touhidi Janata’ held a rally protesting a Facebook post made from the hacked ID of a young man of a minority community demeaning religion.
At one age, some 300 people from the rally ran amok and tried to break the door of a room where the OC, other police officers and UNO took shelter, he said, adding that they heard the UNO ordered the firing at that time.
Asaduzzaman, however, said it will be known after investigation as to who passed the order to fire gunshots.
Expressing shock over the incident, he said the local MP went to the spot immediately after the incident and took steps for the treatment of the injured. He also provided financial assistance to the families of the deceased.
The minister also said they sought assistance of the Facebook authorities to find out the real culprit who made the derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad (pubh). “We’ve sent necessary information to the Singapore office of Facebook and details will be known within two or three days,” he said.
Four people were killed and about 200 others injured in a clash between police and demonstrating locals in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola, demanding the punishment of a youth for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on the social media.
Police and locals said messages containing derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad (SM) were sent to several persons from a hacked Facebook ID of Biplob Chandra Shuvo, triggering widespread protests.