Jhenaidah, Oct 18 (UNB) – An unidentified young girl was found dead at Nirisinghapur in Sadar upazila on Thursday.
Locals spotted the body at a field in the village and informed it to police, said Emdadul Haque Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police suspected that miscreants might have killed her in another place and dumped the body there, said police.
Jhenaidah, Oct 18 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday sentenced three people to lifer term imprisonment in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act.
The lifers are Sujon, son of Intaj Ali, Ekramul Shah alias Sentu, son of Ayub Ali and Keshto Sarkar, son of Nimai Sarkar of Maheshpur upazila. All of them were tried in absentia.
The court also fined Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more in rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, police arrested three people along with 82 bottles of phensidyl from Begumpur area in Maheshpur upazila on September 16, 2013.
After examining records and witnesses, Additional Session Judge Golam Azam handed down the verdict.
Benapole, Oct 18 (UNB) – A case was filed against three people in connection with the murder of Hasanuzzaman alias Ahsan, a trader of Sadipur village, on Wednesday night.
Victim’s son Sohagh filed the case with Benapole Port Police Station accusing Buno Akter, 23, son of Wahidullah, Raihan Uddin, 22, son of Jamaat Uddin and Sujon Hossain, 26, son of Ahsan Hossain.
On October 15, the accused took cigarettes and cups of tea from a shop at Sadipur intersection in the night and went away without paying, saying, said Sub-inspector Zakir Hossain of the police station.
At one stage, Hasanuzzaman alias Ahsan protested it. Being angered over the incident, the criminals beat up Ahsan mercilessly, leaving him dead.
Kushtia, Oct 18 (UNB) – A Frenchwoman named Deborah Cukirman has transformed herself into a devotee of mystic legend Lalon Fakir and started living in Doulatpur upazila of the district.
Deborah, a good translator and a former French Yoga teacher, is known as Deborah Zannat.
She came to Bangladesh in February, 2016 for researching the life and philosophy of the Baul king, Fakir Lalon Shah, and got intrigued by the life of Lalon Shah.
Deborah has since returned to France but failed to stay there and returned to Bangladesh. Now she has got serenity here and started to live here. She also took the discipleship of renowned Baul Fakir Nahir Shaha.
During a visit to the Lalon Shah shrine at Chheuria in Kumarkhali upazila, this correspondent saw Deborah with other devotees of Lalon as a three-day Lalon Festival, to commemorate the 128th death anniversary of Lalon, is going on there.
Deborah said, “I have come here for researching the life of the philosophy of Fakir Lalon Shah in 2016 and I fell in love with the philosophy of Lalon Saiji. At first I did not know how to speak Bengali but without knowing Bengali language I started to live under the guardianship of my guru.”
Deborah got married to Rajon, a pupil of Nahir Shaha few days ago as per the directives of the guru.
Fakir Nahir Shaha, said “Deborah came to Bangladesh two years back and I know her through a journalist. We had a discussion over Lalon philosophy and she expressed solidarity with the philosophy of Lalon. I have told her to learn Bangali and after that I started to give her lesson about Lalon philosophy.”
Earlier, a three-day Lalon festival kicked off at Lalon Akhra of Cheuria village of the district in memory of legendry mystic bard Baul king Lalon Shah on Tuesday.
Lalon Shah was a Bengali baul, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and secular thinker. He has become an icon of religious tolerance and secularism in Bengali culture.
Cumilla, Oct 17 (UNB) – Police recovered the partially decomposed body of a newlywed housewife from their house in Race Course area of the city on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Liza Akhter, 24, wife of Abdullah Al Masud of Baksimul village in Burichang upazila of the district.
Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Md Abu Salam Miah said locals informed police as a bad odour was coming from the locked house.
Later, police stormed the house breaking open the door only to find Liza’s partially decomposed body inside.
The body was sent to hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said, adding that Masud had been on the run.
Masud might have killed his wife 2-3 days ago over family feud, he added.