Gopalganj, Oct 20 (UNB) – Two people, including an NGO official, were killed and five others injured as a microbus crashed into a motorcycle and a van at Ratil in Kashiani upazila on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 40, manager of Kathi Bazar branch of Jagorani Chakra Foundation in Sadar upazila and son of M Abdul Morol of Rupdia in Jashore Sadar upazila, and van driver Rakib Sheikh, 45, son of Noor Mohammad Sheikh of Dhankora village in Kashiani.
Officer-in-charge of Kashiani Police Station M Azizur Rahman said the microbus first smashed into the motorcycle of Nurul and then the van around 2:30pm before plunging into a roadside ditch after its driver lost control over the steering.
The accident left the NGO official dead on the spot and Rakib and five passengers of the microbus injured.
Doctors at Kashiani Upazila Health Complex declared the van driver dead on arrival after the injured were taken there.
The rest of the injured were later sent to Faridpur Medical College Hospital, the OC said.
Jashore, Oct 20 (UNB) - A man was beaten to death allegedly by his neighbours during an argument over a trivial matter at Keralkhali village in Sharsha upazila on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Hossain Ali, 45, son of Mantaz Ali of the village.
Officer-in-charge of Sharsha Police Station M Mashiur Rahman said Hossain and his son had an argument with their neighbour Tariqul, his mother Fahima and Farid over a bicycle at a local tea stall in the morning.
At one stage, the trio swooped on Hossain and beat him mercilessly, leaving him injured.
Locals took the injured to Sharsha Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, the OC said.
The body was sent to Jashore General Hospital for autopsy.
Gazipur, Oct 20 (UNB) – A student of a Polytechnique institute was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants in Harbaid area under Pubail thana of city early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Imtiaz Uddin Ifte, son of late Shamsuddin, a resident of the area .
DidarAlam, sub-inspector of Pubail Police Station, said Imtiaz was sleeping in a room of their under-construction building to guard construction materials at night.
Later, his mother found his stabbed body in the morning.
Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed in and informed police.
On information, police recovered the body.
The motive behind murder could not be known yet, said the SI.
Cox’s Bazar, Oct 20 (UNB) – A total of 43 pirates of six gangs of Kutubdia and Maheshkhali surrendered to the Home Minister here along with firearms on Saturday.
Ten members of ‘Anju Bahini’, two members of ‘Ramij Bahini’, six members of ‘Kalaboda Bahini’, 15 members of ‘Jalal Bahini’, nine members of ‘Ayub Bahini’ and one member of ‘Alauddin Bahini’ surrendered with 94 firearms and 7,637 rounds of bullet at a programme arranged by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-7) in the field of Adarsha High School in Maheshkhali municipality.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan attended the programme as the chief guest and Rab Director General Benzir Ahmed as special guest.
The Home Minister said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon those who have already realised that piracy to come to normal life.”
“We will provide these pirates with the opportunity to live a normal life according to the prevailing laws of the country."
The minister added: "There is still time for those who have not surrendered yet. Surrender quickly while there is time. If not, strict measures will be taken."
“Those who have surrender today will be rehabilitated, but will have to face music if return to their former profession,” said the minister.
Later, the minister handed over financial assistance to the surrendered pirates to help them adapt to society.
Chittagong Divisional Police Officer Khandaker Golam Faruque, Cox's Bazar-2 Constituency MP Asheq Ullah Rafiq, Cox's Bazar-3 MP Shaimum Sarwar Kamal, Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Md Kamal Hossain, Police Superintendent ABM Masud Hossain, District Awami League Advocate Sirajul Mostofa and General Secretary Mujibur Rahman were present at the programme, among others.
Cox’s Bazar, Oct 20 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three Rohingya youths with one lakh Yaba tablets from BSCIC area in the district town on Saturday morning.
The arrestees are Md Johor, 35, MdBelal, 22 and MdSadrul Amin, 21.
Major Mehedi Hasan, company commander of Rab-7, said that tipped off, a team of Rab conducted a drive in the area and arrested the trio along with the Yaba tablets.