Munshiganj, Sept 7 (UNB) –Two suspects of publisher Shahjahan Bachchu murder case were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hasha KC Road in Sreenagar upazila early Friday.
The deceased were identified as Kaka alias Boma Shamim and Ekhlas, members of banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh (JMB), said police.
Kazi Maksuda Lima, additional superintendent of Munshiganj Police, said a team of police gave signal to a motorbike carrying two people while passing the area around 1:45 am.
Defying the signal when the motorcyclists tried to cross the area police challenged them. At one stage, the riders opened fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to fire back that triggered the gunfight.
Later, police recovered the bodies of two people from the spot.
Two sharp weapons, eleven crude bombs, one pistol and one motorcycle were recovered from the spot.
Three policemen including two sub-inspectors were injured in the gunfight.
Shahjahan Bachchu, 60, an outspoken proponent of secular principles and owner of a publishing house 'Bishaka Prokashoni', was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in the district on June 11 evening.
Chapainawabganj, Sept 7 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Nayadiari in Gomostapur upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Abul Hossain Babu, 35, son of Alam of Shibrampur village in the upazila.
Tipped off that a group of 'drug traders' gathered at a mango orchard for 'drug dealing', a team of Rab-5 conducted a drive there around 1 am, said sources at Rab.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the 'drug pedllers' opened fire on the Rab members, forcing them to fire back.
After a brief gunfight, the Rab members recovered Babu with bullet wounds and took him to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him brought dead.
Two Rab members were injured in the incident.
One pistol, three bullets, one magazine and 177 bottles were recovered from the spot.
Chattogram, Sept 7 (UNB) – A temple employee died of suffocation in a fire broke out at Askar Dighier Par in the city on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Arun Chakrawarty, 60, accountant of Sree Sree Loknath Temple located in the area.
Kamal Uddin, an assistant director at Fire Service and Civil Defence, Chattogram, said the fire broke out at a tin-shed house in the area around 8 pm and it soon engulfed the adjacent temple, nine houses and some shops.
On information, three firefighting units went to the spot and extinguished the blaze.
The firefighters rescued Arun, who suffered suffocation during the fire, at the temple and took him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 10 pm.
A three-member committee was formed to identify what caused the fire.
Sylhet, Sept 7 (UNB) – A sub-inspector of Biswanath Police Station has been withdrawn for threatening to ‘get a college girl raped’ at Janaiya Mashula village in Biswanath upazila.
Quamruzzaman has been closed to Sylhet Police Lines on Thursday night following a complaint lodged by the victim against him, said M Shamsuddoha, officer-in-charge of the police station.
The victim submitted a written complaint to Assistant Superintendent of Police (Osmaninagar Circle) Quamrul Islam around 10pm on Thursday.
According to the complaint, a team of plainclothes police, led by SI Quamruzzaman, went to the girl’s house around 4pm on Thursday to investigate a complaint lodged by her stepmother Monwara Begum over a land dispute.
The SI along with his men entered the house without taking permission and started to rebuke the family members.
He also threatened to get the victim raped by his companies.
Contacted, the SI denied the allegation, saying he only scolded them for their welfare.
The ASP said appropriate actions will be taken if the complaint is found to be true after investigation.
Naogaon, Sept 7 (UNB) – A pregnant woman was found dead at an outer toilet of the house of a neighbour at Hothatpara village in Manda upazila on Friday morning.
The deceased was identified as Sajani Khatun, 28, wife of Wazed Ali of the village.
Inspector (Investigation) of Manda Police Station Mahbub Alam said Wazed beat his wife on Thursday morning over a family feud.
However, the couple remained missing from the Friday morning.
However, locals found the body of Sajani at the toilet of a neighbour’s backyard around 9am.
There were bloodstains in the bedroom of the couple, the police officer said, adding that the housewife might have tortured to death.
Wazed was arrested in a theft case on July 26 last and he came out of jail before Eid-ul-Adza on bail, police said.