Chandpur, Dec 10 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of a minor boy who went missing on December 3 from a septic tank at Ghona village in Matlab South upazila on early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Mahib, 7, a class one student of local primary school and son of expatriate Masud Rana, a resident of the village.
Allegation has been raised against his own uncle that he killed his nephew for failing to get ransom money, said AKMS Iqbal, officer-in-charge of Matlab South Police Station.
On information, a police team led by SI Ruhul Amin recovered the bloated body from the tank around 2:30 am and sent it to Chandpur General Hospital for autopsy.
Following this incident, police arrested victim’s uncle Jamal Hossain, 50, and a neighbour Shojib, 35, for alleged involvement in this heinous killing. A case was filed in this connection.
Earlier on December 3, soon after the boy went missing, it was the uncle Jamal who filed a general diary with the police station, the OC added.
Rajbari, Dec 10 (UNB) – A touchstone statue of Hindu goddess ‘Lakshmi Narayan’ was recovered from the district’s Baliakandi upazila on Monday.
Police’s Detective Branch made the recovery during a raid in the upazila’s Baharpur area.
A DB team conducted a drive at Baharpur around 3:30am acting on a tip off, Asma Siddika Mili, the district’s police chief, told the media.
Several men fled the area during the raid.
The 45kg idol was found abandoned near the Baharpur railway station, the police officer said.
Faridpur, Dec 10 (UNB) – Two people were killed and seven others injured in a road accident involving two buses and a pickup at Gazaria in Nagarkanda upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Azizur Rahman Munshi, 55, son of Abdul Malek Munshi, and Hafizur Rahman Badal, 40, son of Solaiman Mollah.
Witnesses said an ‘Emad Paribahan’ bus from Dhaka collided with a Dhaka-bound ‘Eagle Paribahan’ bus coming from Narail around 12:30pm.
Under the impact of the collision, the ‘Eagle Paribahan’ bus crashed into a stationary pickup on the road, leaving a person dead on the spot and eight people injured.
One of the injured died on the way to Maksudpur Upazila Health Complex while the rest were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital.
Angered at the accident, locals put up barricade on the Dhaka-Faridpur highway, halting traffic for about two hours.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Nagarkanda Police Station.
Munshiganj, Dec 10 (UNB) – An American expatriate man was killed and four others were injured on Monday morning when a truck collided with a private car in Louhajang upazila.
Police identified the deceased as Fuad, 40, who had been living in Uttara for two years since his return from the USA.
The accident took place on Dhaka-Mawa-Shimulia Highway at Kumarbhog in the morning. Traffic on the busy road came to a halt for about an hour.
Fuad was killed on the spot when a Shimulia Ghat-bound truck hit a Dhaka-bound private car, carrying five people, said Monir Hossain, the officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station.
The injured were taken to Srinagar Health Complex and then shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Police recovered a bottle of contraband cough syrup phensedyl and a small amount of hemp from the car.
Magura, Dec 10 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested a suspected drug trader from Charruijani village in Mohammadpur upazila on Sunday night.
The arrestee was identified as Shahbuddin, 50, hailing from Bajekhorincha village in Jashore district.
A team of police conducted a drive at the village and arrested him along with 70 bottles of Phensidyl, said Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.
A case was filed.