Chattogram, Aug 27 (UNB) – A young man was pushed to death from a moving bus allegedly by its helper in City Gate area of the port city on Monday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Ashrafuzzaman Rony, 30, son of Oli Ahmed of Uttar Kattali in the city.
Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah Police Station Jasim Uddin said Rony had an altercation with the helper of the bus which runs from New Market to Bhatiari.
At one stage, the helper pushed the youth out of the bus around 3:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot.
Angered at the incident, locals blocked the Chattogram-Dhaka highway in front of the City Gate for half an hour.
Later, police brought the situation under control.
They also seized the bus but its driver and helper managed to flee.
Dhaka, Aug 26 (UNB) – The Election Commission will sit in a meeting again on August 30 to take a decision over the amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) ahead of the next general election.
Election Commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam said this while talking to reporters after the Commission’s meeting over the RPO amendment at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city on Sunday.
He said today’s meeting held with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair ended inconclusively over the RPO amendment.
“The discussion over RPO amendment has started. The decision over bringing changes to some articles of the RPO will be taken after several meetings,” Rafiqul Islam said.
He, however, said they are yet to decide which articles of the RPO will see changes.
The Commissioner also said they are still not sure whether the proposal for RPO amendment can be sent to Parliament during its next session.
“We don’t want to hurry in giving the final decision as we’re looking for a good law,” Rafiqul added.
Dhaka, Aug 26 (UNB) – An elderly couple died as an alleged organised gang sedated them before looting their house in the capital’s Demra area on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Abdus Sattar, 75, and his wife Sahera Begum, 60, of Sarulia in Demra.
Quoting neighbours, Inspector (Investigation) of Demra Police Station Md Selim told UNB that a group of 4-5 women, wearing burqas, went to the house of Sattar on Saturday, saying they wanted to rent a room of the house.
Neighbours saw five women, also wearing burqas, coming to the house again around 9am on Sunday when the couple was staying there alone, he said, adding that their son Aminul Islam was in his workplace while his family at the village home.
When neighbours went to the house around 4pm, they found them lying unconscious, the Inspector said.
They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where Sahera died around 7pm while Sattar around 7:50pm.
Mentioning that they found valuables scattered in the house, Selim said they were yet to be sure whether anything was looted.
Jashore, Aug 26 (UNB) – A local BNP activist was stabbed and shot to death by miscreants at Shankarpur in the district town on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Mashiar Rahman, 45, an activist of local unit of BNP and son of Takabbar Sheikh of the area.
Police and locals said a group of criminals swooped on Mashiar around 5pm and stabbed him indiscriminately.
As the BNP activist started running, the attackers fired two shots at him. He collapsed on the ground as one of the bullets hit his chest.
Local rescued him and took him to Jashore 250-bed Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Opurba Hasan said the incident took place over establishing supremacy in the locality and extortion.
Dhaka, Aug 26 (UNB) – Another injured person, who along with nine others received burn injuries in a reservoir tank explosion in the city’s Pallabi area on August 21 night, succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday evening.
With the death of Aliya Begum, 25, the number of death tolls rose to three in the incident.
Aliya Begum, was a daughter of Surut Ali, aged 60, who died at the DMCH at around 7:00 am in the morning.
Earlier on Saturday afternoon, a four and a half year old girl child succumbed to her injuries at the burn unit of DMCH.
Sources at the DMCH said Aliya was admitted with around 58 percent burn injuries. She breathed her last at around 6:15 pm.
Ten people, including Surut, Mili and Aliya, received burn injuries when a reservoir tank located on the underground of a 6-storey building at Block-E of Mirpur Section-12 under Pallabi Police Station, exploded due to gas pipe leakage at 9 pm on August 21.
They were rushed to the burn and plastic surgery unit of DMCH.
Other injured are—Bedana Begum, 50, the wife of Surut Ali, her son Rabbi, 22, Rabbi’s wife Laboni Akhtar, 18, house owner Mosharraf Hossain, 45, his son Jisan, 28, Abdul Awal, 32, and Alamgir Hossain, 32.
Of them, Rabbi, Laboni, Bedana Begum and Aliya Begum are now undergoing treatment in the DMCH.