Narayanganj, Apr 10 (UNB) – Police on Wednesday recovered the buried body of a jute trader from Jute Gowdown in Fatulla’s Bholai area, ten days on from his murder on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Kamruzzaman Chowdhury alias Selim, 52, of the area who remained missing for last ten-day.
Sub-inspector Mamun-Al-Jabed of Fatualla Police Station said the jute trader Selim went missing on last March 31. Following his missing incident, his wife Rekha Akhter filed a general diary with the police station on Apr 6.
Police arrested his staff Faisal of Kanainagar area here in connection with the case for interrogation. On interrogation, he confessed in detain of the horrible murder incident.
According to the confession, Selim came to the Jute Gowdown for his due payment to Faisal. At one stage, they locked into an altercation and murdered him. They buried the body in the godown to hide it.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the death of madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi who succumbed to her injuries after being set afire in Songazi upazila of Feni.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her sympathy to the bereaved family members.
After fighting for her life for five days, Rafi succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday night.
She died at the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery unit around 9:30pm, said its chief Prof Rayhana Awwal Sumi.
On April 6, Rafi was set afire an examination centre of Alim examination allegedly by students loyal to Principal Sirajuddoula of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as Rafi had accused him of sexually harassing her.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) - A tribunal here on Wednesday acquitted Shafiur Rahman Farabi, an accused in the writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder case, in a case filed under the ICT Act.
Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal Judge Md Ash Sams Joglul Hossain passed the order with the presence of Farabi as the prosecution failed to prove the charge against him.
According to the case statement, Farabi used to issue threats to different VIPs on social media. He also threatened Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam for publishing contents of the open-minded writer Taslima Nasrin.
DB Inspector Fazlur Rahman of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Ramna Zone) filed a case with Ramna Police Station under the ICT Act on Mar 14, 2015.
Police pressed charges against Farabi on November 30, 2015 and the court framed charges against him on April 5, 2016 in the case.
Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya was injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on 26 February, 2015.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the Commonwealth Local Government Conference to be held in Colombo on August 6-9 next.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Bangladesh General (retd) AWJC De Silva handed over an invitation letter to the Prime Minister to this end during a meeting with her at her official Ganabhaban residence on Wednesday evening.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Expressing satisfaction over the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh has historical ties with Sri Lanka.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister and the Sri Lankan high commissioner discussed issues related to bolstering trade and commerce between the two countries.
De Silva said Sri Lanka has established 30 major commercial establishments in Bangladesh together with the local partners.
Mentioning cooperation in the education sector between the two countries, he said many Sri Lankan students are now pursuing high education in Bangladesh’s universities and medical colleges.
Pointing out that Sri Lankan Armed Forces and Bangladesh Armed Forces are in mutual cooperation, the envoy said the personnel of Sri Lankan Armed Forces are participating in various courses in Bangladesh’s National Defence College.
While taking about the development of agriculture sector in Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said vegetables are available in the country throughout the year as the government has given utmost importance to conducting research on innovating such crops and vegetables.
PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PM's Military Secretary Maj Gen Mia Md Jainul Abedin were present at the meeting.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB)- The Bangladesh Navy’s coastal survey ship Agradoot has successfully located the positions of two vessels – cargo-carrying ‘ML Hardda’ and passenger-launch ‘ML-Aktar’ - which sank in the Sundarbans’ Passhur River during a storm on Tuesday night.
Agradoot located the two capsized vessels, presently buried beneath 20 meters of water , using its sophisticated EA400 single-beam echo sounders, according to an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) release.
Three Navy vessels-- Agradoot, Tista and Tallashi —have been conducting search operation to rescue the capsized vessels. Besides, divers of the Navy have been conducting drives to rescue the lone man reported missing, who has remained so since the vessels capsized and eventually failed to stay afloat in the face of the inclement weather.
Fertilizer-laden cargo vessel ‘ML Hardda’ sank in the Passhur at Harbaria point of Mongla while unloading fertilizer, during a sudden nor’wester that swept over the country in the night.
Besides, an unidentified man remains missing from the passenger-launch ‘ML-Aktar,’ that ran afoul of the weather with 25 people on board and sank in the Passhur at Nandabala in the upazila during the same storm. The launch was heading for Mongla Port.
The Coast Guard and Mongla Port Authority are also involved in the rescue operation that still continues at the time of filing report.