Brahmanbaria, Oct 19 (UNB) – A young housewife reportedly jumped off a hospital building after throwing her newborn child at Jail Road in the district town on Friday morning, killing both of them.
The deceased were identified as Sima Akhter, 25, wife of expatriate Monir Miah of Ghatiar village in Sadar upazila, and their three-day-old son.
Family sources said Sima was taken to Life Care Hospital on October 16 after she went into labour.
She gave birth to the baby boy through cesarean section on the day. She was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital on Friday morning.
Sima had an argument with her mother in the morning over paying the hospital bill, said attendants of other patients at the ward.
When her mother went outside after the braw, the housewife along with her baby went to the rooftop of the six-storey building of a nearby hospital, threw her child and then jumped from the building, killing them on the spot.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Selim Uddin said prima facie it seemed that Sima committed suicide along with her child. “We’ve talked to the families of both Sima and her husband. There’s mismatch between the information. The reason behind the death could be known following further investigation,” he said.
Rajbari, Oct 19 (UNB) – At least three people were killed and 11 others injured as a train crashed into a human-hauler carrying workers of a jute mill at an unauthorised level crossing in Baliakandi upazila on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Imran Sardar, 22, the human-hauler driver, and Sarwar Sheikh, 20, son of Elem Sardar, and Shakib Sheikh, 22, son of Shahid Sheikh of Baghutia village in the upazila.
All the deceased and injured except Imran were workers of Razzaque Jute Industries Ltd in Madhukhali upazila of Faridpur.
Officer-in-charge of Baliakandi Police Station AKM Azmal Huda said the Bhatiapara-bound shuttle train from Rajbari hit the three-wheeler at Sonapur level crossing around 12:10pm while it was crossing the rail tracks.
The accident left three human-hauler inmates dead on the spot and 11 others injured, he said, adding that the injured were sent to Faridpur General Hospital.
The tragedy struck the jute mill workers while they were returning to Baghutia village from their workplace.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB) - Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) in separate drives arrested 25 fishermen in Bhola district early Friday for catching mother hilsa defying a government ban.
They also seized 4,000 metres of contraband current net and 12 kg hilsa during the drives. Later, the fishermen were jailed for different terms.
The 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting hilsa across 7,000 square kms of coastal, estuarial and riverine areas began on October 7 to ensure safe spawning of hilsa. The ban will continue till October 28.
Sources at the BCG headquarters said three separate operational teams from BCG Base Bhola conducted drives at Ilishghat, Tulatuli, Bheduria, Bhelumia, Hazirhat and adjoining areas and arrested 14 fishermen.
The arrested fishermen were sentenced to different jail terms when they were produced before a mobile court.
In another drive, members of BCG Lalmohon outpost arrested 11 fishermen when they were catching hilsa illegally, said an official of the Coast Guard.
They were also produced before a mobile court which awarded them different jail terms.
Jashore, Oct 19 (UNB) – Two people died allegedly after drinking excessive liquor during the Durga Puja celebrations in separate incidents in Jashore and Jhenaidah districts.
The deceased were identified as Dipu Das, 30, son of Sunil Das of Dharmatala of Sadar upazila here, and Munna Das, 35, son of Akhil Das of Collegpara in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah.
Munna fell sick after galloping excessive liquor on Thursday night.
He was first taken to Sadar Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Sadar Hospital where he died in the morning.
Dipu also took excessive liquor on Thursday night and fell sick.
He was taken to Jashore Sadar Hospital where he died around 7am.
Sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station Shahidul Islam said the bodies were sent to morgue for autopsy.
Panchagarh, Oct 19 (UNB) – Police recovered the hanging body of a housewife at Goaljhar Pakhilagaon in Sadar upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Pabitra Rani, 22, wife of Krishna Chandra Roy of the village.
Quoting family members, police said the inmates of the house went to a temple on the occasion of Durga Puja while Pabitra remained at home alone on Thursday.
When they returned home they found Pabitra hanging from a tree near their house and informed the matter to police.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Panchagarh Modern Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Deen Mohammad, sub-inspector of Panchagarh Police Station.
But it is not clear yet whether the housewife committed suicide or not, said police.