Two guards of Panchagarh district jail were killed as tractor hit their motorcycle in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased are Mehedi Hasan Moon, 22, son of Abdul Momin of Parbotipur in Dinajpur and Utpal Chandra Roy, 22, son of Satyendranath Roy of Pirganj in Thakurgaon.
Sub-Inspector of Panchagarh Police Station Kaiyum Ali said a tractor crashed into the motorbike carrying the duo when they were going to Panchagarh, killing them on the spot.
The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy, he said.
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A Chandpur court on Wednesday sent a young man to jail for allegedly raping his aunt and blackmailing his uncle.
The court rejected the bail plea of accused Riad Hossain, 25, in the morning.
Officer-in-Charge of Faridganj Police Station Ahmed Rakib said the victim filed a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Monday.
Police arrested the accused on Tuesday and produced him before the court on Wednesday, he said.
According to the case statement, Riad raped his aunt and took photographs and recorded the incident.
He later sent the video footage and photos to the victim’s expatriate husband and demanded money from him.
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The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested a man from Dhaka’s Mirpur on Tuesday night for allegedly killing his woman in a launch cabin in Barishal.
The arrestee was identified as Maniruzzaman Chowdhury, 34, son of Abdus Shahid, a resident of Mirpur. He was the driver of a ride-sharing company.
Humayun Kabir, superintendent of Barishal Police revealed the development at a press briefing at the PBI office in city’s Rupatoli on Wednesday morning.
PBI members conducted a drive in Mirpur area and arrested Maniruzzaman after watching video footage obtained from the launch, he said.
On September 14, police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from cabin number 391 of ‘Parabat-11’ launch.
During investigation, PBI identified the woman as Jannatul Ferdous Laboni, a resident of Dhaka’s Pallabi area.
Police identified Moniruzzaman from video footage obtained from the launch and arrested him. Laboni’s scarf and mobile phone were also recovered from him.
During interrogation, Maniruzzaman said Laboni was his wife and he strangled her to death during a feud, said SP Humayun.
Police said Laboni was the third wife of Maniruzzaman.
Abdullah Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Barishal Sadar River police Station, said a case was filed in this connection.
As news of India’s onion export ban spread, traders in Magura hiked prices of the bulb to as high as Tk 100 per kg on Wednesday.
People bought each kg of local variety of onion at Tk 90-100 in the morning that cost Tk 60-65 the previous day.
Locals said the price has been increased without any reason.
An official of the local Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) blamed unscrupulous traders for the price hike.
In Dhaka’s kitchen markets, onion prices nearly doubled a day after India banned export of the bulb. Dhaka has requested Delhi to reconsider its move.
Commerce Ministry source said the government has decided to import one lakh tonnes of onion as soon as possible to keep the local market stable.
Meanwhile, the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) started open market sale (OMS) from Sunday offering onion at Tk 30 per kg.
India banned onion export around the same time last year, pushing up prices of the bulb to record heights in Bangladesh.
Although the incident took place on August 26, it came to the fore a few days ago when a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Barishal Kotwali Model Police Station, said the victim - Mijazur Rahman Shajal, former teacher of Zam Zam Institute of Health Technology – filed the case under the Digital Security Act accusing Imon and Monira along with 7-8 more unidentified persons.
In the clip that is making the rounds on the internet, Imtiaj Imon, a student of the institute, and some other youths can be seen making the former teacher sit down and stand up continuously holding ears on Oxford Mission Road of the city.
They also made him promise not to stalk Monira, a student of the institute and wife of Imon.
One of them recorded the incident on his mobile phone and circulated the clip on social media platforms.