Dhaka, May 1 (UNB) – Two female domestic helps died under mysterious circumstances in the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Ruby 20, hailing from Laxmipur district, and Halima, 17, of Gazipur.
Officer-in-charge of Uttara West Police Station Tapan Chandra Saha said the victims used to work at the house of Mazedul Islam, a RMG businessman, on the 5th floor of a six-storey building at Uttara Sector-3.
Hearing the screams of a girl, security guards deployed by Uttara Sector-3 Society rushed to the rooftop of nearby one-storey building around 4:15am where they found the two girls lying, he said.
They were taken to nearby Crescent Hospital where doctors declared one of them dead while another died after some time, the OC said.
Analysing the CCTV footage of the employer’s house, the OC said the two girls came out of the house with baggage around 3:32am and went up to the rooftop of the six-storey building. “It’s not clear what happened later.”
The hands and legs of a girl were found broken, he said, adding that they sent the bodies to hospital for autopsy. “We’ll be able to know the reason behind the death once the autopsy report is available.”
Dhaka, May 1 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid has greeted Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito for his enthronement to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
“It is my great honour and pleasure to extend heartiest felicitations and warmest greetings on the joyous occasion of your enthronement to the Chrysanthemum Throne,” he said in a message sent to Naruhito.
The President expressed his sincere wish that ‘Reiwa’ will usher in an era of peace and harmony for the people of Japan and take Japan to a new height of prosperity and glory.
“I firmly believe that with your blessings, the deep bond of friendship between our two countries will grow strength to strength in the coming days,” he said.
Abdul Hamid also extended his warmest wishes to the Empress and the esteemed members of the Imperial Family on the occasion. “I wish you good health, happiness and continued prosperity.”
He also assured the new Japanese Emperor of his highest consideration.
Bogrua, May 1 (UNB) – An ‘outlawed’ party leader was killed in a reported gunfight between two rival groups at Boalkandi in Sherpur upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Shafiur Rahman Jyoti, 53, son of late Mozaffar Hossain of Pratakhaduli village in Dhunat upazila. Police claimed that he was a regional leader of outlawed party Sarbahar.
Jyoti is also former organising secretary of Dhunat upazila BNP.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Sadar Circle) Sanatan Chakrabary said he and officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station Humayun Kabir along with a police team went to Boalkandi around 1am on information that a gun battle was taking place there.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the miscreants fled the scene, he said, adding that they found bullet-hit Jyoti lying on the ground.
He was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the police official said, adding that they recovered one shooter gun, one cleaver, three bullets and Joyti’s motorcycle from the spot.
Sanatan said Jyoti was wanted in 13 cases, including five for murder.
He was sentenced to 84 years’ imprisonment in a case filed for looting Gurudaspur Police Station in 1987, the additional SP said.
Meanwhile, Dhunat BNP general secretary Sharafatuzzaman Pasha said Jyoti returned to normal life in the 90’s through surrender taking the opportunity of general amnesty declared by the government.
He had also got his imprisonment scrapped by the higher court, the BNP leader said, adding that he was organising secretary of their party’s upazila unit from 2001 to 2006.
Jyoti vied for the chairman post of Mathura union parishad in the last election against Awami League candidate and current chairman Selim, Pasha said.
Dhaka, May 1 (UNB) - The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local warning signal No 4 as the very severe cyclonic storm “Fani” over the West Central Bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area.
It was centring at 6pm on Wednesday about 1205 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 1160kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1060 kms southwest of Mongla port and1070 kms southwest of Payra port.
The cyclone is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northwesterly direction, said a Met office special bulletin.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 kms of the storm centre isabout 160 kph rising to 180 kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very high near the cyclone centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution sothat they can take shelter within a short notice. They have also been advised notto venture into the deep sea.
An emergency meeting on preparedness to face cyclone Fani was held at the secretariat on Wednesday.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman said from the current direction of the cyclone it is being assumed that it will hit India’s Odisha state, then the West Bengal and then Bangladesh’s Khulna and Satkhira region.
“But if the cyclone changes its course and moves towards Bangladesh then it will hit Khulna, Mongla, Satkhira, Chattoram and Cox’s Bazar,” he said.
He said the ministry has opened control rooms in 19 coastal districts and 56000 volunteers have been kept prepared.
As part of the preparations, 200 mts rice, 41000 packets dry food and cash Tk 5 lakh have been sent to the deputy commissioners of the each 19 districts, he said.