A man was killed and five people were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Kabilpur village in Madaripur’s Shibchar upazila on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir Matabbar, 56, a resident of the village.
Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Shibchar Police Station, Jahangir engaged in an altercation with his cousin Bachchu over a trifling matter in the morning, that finally resulted in the turf war.
Followers of the two carried out attacks with local weapons. At one stage, Jahangir got stabbed and died on the spot.
“We’ve visited the spot and immediately arrested four people in connection with the incident,” the OC added.
Two people, undergoing treatment at Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, died of Covid-19 on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Golam Mostafa, 45, of Godarpara in Sadar upazila and Rezaul Karim, 56, of Sirajganj.
Dr Farzanul Islam, health officer of Civil Surgeon office, said 45 people, including Shibganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Alamgir Kabir, have been infected with the virus in the last 24 hours.
The district has so far recorded 5,094 coronavirus cases.
Besides, the UNOs of Shonatala and Nandigram have been also diagnosed with the virus.
So far, 114 people have died of Covid-19 in the district.
Moreover, 3,833 people have recovered while 1,147 people are in isolation in the district.
Bangladesh’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have increased to 2,49,651 with the detection of 2,977 cases while 39 people died, bringing the death tally to 3,300 on Thursday.
One hundred families of Samanta village in Jhenaidah’s Maheshpur upazila are suffering after some locally influential people constructed a house on a road.
Sources said one Sanwar Hossain, son of Latif Shwarnakar and two sons of Latif Bepary – Kalam and Abul – are illegally building a house on road after occupying it.
The road stretches from Samanta Gopalpur mouja to Shatnalpara. Their move has forced 100 families to use an alternative road for communication.
Residents said they are living like prisoners as Sanwar, Kamal and Babul have built a house and sanitary latrine by blocking the road.
Already, Hafiz Al Asad, assistant commissioner (land) of the upazila, has ordered to stop the construction work after getting complaints but they did not pay any heed to the order.
Sujon Sarkar, Maheshpur upazila land officer, said another notice will be sent to them to stop the construction work.
Shafiul Alam Tarafdar, a professor of mathematics at Chittagong University, died of Covid-19 at a hospital on Thursday. He was 55.
The CU professor, hailing from Khulna, breathed his last around 9:30pm at the ICU of Parkview Hospital in the port city, said Shah Newaz, a friend of the professor.
Shafiul tested positive for coronavirus on June 9 and undergoing treatment at the hospital.
He had been suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other diseases.
He has been taking treatment at the hospital from last one month and shifted to the ICU 10/12 days ago following deterioration of his condition, said a source at the hospital.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Kajem ALi filed in the city after Jum'a prayer.
Bangladesh Covid-19 cases have increased to 2,49,651 with the detection of 2,977 cases while 39 people died, bringing the death tally to 3,300 on Thursday.
A prisoner, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, went missing from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 on Thursday.
Jail Super Jahanara Begum came up with the information saying that Abu Bakar Siddique remained missing since the evening.
The jail authorities did not find him inside the jail on Friday morning.
Siddique, hailing from Abad Chandipur in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, was shifted to the Kashimpur Central Jail from Rajshahi as a death-row convict in 2011.
On July 27, 2012, a court commuted the death sentence and gave him life imprisonment in a case.
Earlier on May 13, 2015, Abu Bakar remained missing from jail as he went into hiding inside the jail. Later, the jail authorities found him from inside a septic tank the following day.
The authorities concerned also suspected that he might have kept him hidden inside the jail like before.
Commissioner Anwar Hossain of Gazipur Metropolitan Police said the jail authorities conducted a search operation inside the complex and if they failed to find him then they will inform him officially. A general diary will be lodged after that.