Kishoreganj, Oct 16 (UNB) – A pregnant woman has been strangled to death allegedly by her husband in Kishoreganj sadar upazila.
The macabre incident occurred on Tuesday night at village Kashorarchor under Mohinond union of Sadar Upazila in Kishoreganj.
Locals said that husband Sumon, 21, son of Abdur Rahim Bhutto of Chongsholakia area, allegedly killed his pregnant wife Juena Akter, 19, daughter of Ali Newaz of village Kashorarchor, by strangling her.
After killing her, husband Sumon covered the body with a blanket and fled the scene.
Police and local sources informed that Juena got married to auto-rickshaw driver Sumon before the last Ramadan. Their marriage however, was full of bickering.
On Tuesday, like other days, Sumon went to his in-laws’ house at village Kashorarchar and spent the night, before leaving the next morning in the post-Fajr period.
On this Wednesday morning, Juena’s father Ali Newaz went to his daughter’s room but only found her lifeless body there on the bed, as Sumon had left it.
On information, police rushed to the house and sent the body to the Kishoreganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Abu Bakar Siddiq, OC of Kishoreganj Sadar Model police station, informed that the body bore no injury marks, leading to the conclusion that she was killed by strangulation.
Gaibandha, Oct 16 (UNB) – Police arrested a youth over the rape of a four-year-old girl at Chatrogacha village in Sadullapur upazila early Wednesday.
The suspect was identified as Arif Mia, 26, son of Mannan Dakuya of the village.
Masudur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadullapur Police Station, said Arif lured the girl to an abandoned house with promises of giving her biscuits on Thursday afternoon and raped her.
Locals rushed to the site hearing the girl’s scream and took her to a hospital. Arif fled the scene.
The victim’s father filed a case that night.
Kushtia, Oct 16 (UNB) – A three-day festival will begin on Wednesday afternoon at Lalon Akhra in Chheuria village marking the 129th death anniversary of legendry Baul Lalon Shah.
The Lalon Academy, in association with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, is organising the event.
Hundreds of admires from home and abroad have already gathered at the Akhra.
The festival will have Sadhur Haat, fair, discussion and singing of Baul songs by artistes of Lalon Academy.
Local parliamentarian Mahbubul Alam Hanif of Kushtia-3 constituency will inaugurate the three-day festival in the afternoon.
Tight security has been put in place to ensure safety of the devotees.
Lalon Shah was a Baul, a mystic, a songwriter, singer, social reformer and secular thinker. He has become an icon of religious tolerance and secularism in Bengali culture.
Feni, Oct 16 (UNB) – A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Saraitkandi village in Sonagazi upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, son of Abdur Rob of the village.
Moin Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station, said Iqbal was a leader of an inter-district robber gang and wanted in 37 criminal cases.
Tipped-off, a team of Feni DB police and Sonagazi Police Station jointly conducted a drive in the area around 3am, said Ranjit Barua, officer-in-charge of DB police.
Robbers opened fire as soon as the team reached the spot. Iqbal was injured during the skirmish. His companions fled the scene leaving him behind.
He was taken to a local hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.
Three policemen were injured during the gunfight, the OC said, adding that a gun and three bullets were recovered from the spot.
Narayanganj, Oct 15 (UNB) – A minor boy died as her ‘mentally’ imbalanced mother threw him from a four-storey building in the city’s Fatulla area on Monday night.
Locals said Roksana Akhter threw her son Jahin from the roof of the building in Pagla Paschim Nandalalpur around 9pm.
Family members sent the boy to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, they said.
On information, police arrested the mother, said Aslam Hossain, officer-in-charge of Fatulla Model Police Station.
He said Khandaker Nuruzzaman Maruf was living at the house along with his wife Roksana, two sons and a daughter.
Family members claimed that Roksana was mentally imbalanced.