Sherpur, Nov 17 (UNB) – A minor girl was killed as a speeding truck ran over her on Sherpur-Nalitabari road in Sonnashivita village of Nalitabari Upazila on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Elahi Zhumur, 5, daughter of Rabindra Barman of the village.
The accident took place when the truck hit Zhumur in the afternoon, leaving her dead on the spot, aid Sub-inspector Md Mohsin of Nalitabari Police Station.
Later, locals captured the truck driver and handed him over to police, the SI Mohsin added.
Narsingdi, Nov 17 (UNB) – State Minister for Water Resources Ministry Muhammad Nazrul Islam on Saturday denied any involvement of the ruling Awami League in the clashes that left five people killed and wounded 100 others over establishing supremacy in Nilakkha and Bashgari areas of Raipura upazila.
Talking to the reporters at a press conference at district unit office of the party, Nazrul Islam said, “Awami League has no involvement in the incidents of Raipura.”
The clash was a sequel of previous enmity between the locals over establishing supremacy in the area, he said.
“Legal actions will be taken if anyone from Awami League found involved with the incident,” he warned.
Earlier on Friday, a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinee was shot dead during a clash reportedly between two factions of Awami League at Bashgari in the upazila.
Later in the day, four others were also killed and 100 were injured in sporadic clashes allegedly between two factions of Awami League over establishing supremacy in Nilakkha union of Raipura upazila in the district.
Cox’s Bazar, Nov 17 (UNB) – At least nine Rohingya people sustained burn injuries after a gas cylinder used for inflating balloons exploded at Madhuchhara Camp in Ukhia Upazila on Saturday afternoon.
The cylinder went off with a big bang when a Rohingya boy Md Eliyas was pumping gas into a balloon at Kutupalon G-2 zone of the camp around 4 pm, leaving nine people injured, said Abul Khayer, officer-in-charge of Ukhia Police Station.
The injured were admitted to Ukhia MSF Hospital immediately after the incident, the OC added.
Khagrachhari, Nov 17 (UNB) – The headmaster of a school who was reportedly kidnapped from his residence in Ramgkaitta area of Dighinala Upazila Sadar on Monday returned home on Friday evening.
The victim was identified as Usha Alo Chakma, the headmaster of Rangkarja High School in the area.
While asked about his missing, the victim was reluctant to disclose anything only saying that “I am still alive and that’s all.”
Three persons including a village head, who were also reportedly kidnapped from the area over rivalry in territorial politics of the hills on October 25, did not return home so far.
Jhenidah, Nov 17 (UNB) – Police detained two youths along with 264 bottles of Phensidyl from in front of a restaurant near the district bus terminal on Saturday.
The detainees were identified as Sakib Hossain, 18, son of Rokon Mondal and Ripon Hossain, 19, son of Nayeb Ali, both hailing from Goalimonda village in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj district.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive at the place and arrested the duo along with 264 bottles of Phensidyl syrup, said Emdadul Haque Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Jhenidah Police Station.