Savar, July 16 (UNB) - Police have recovered the body of an unidentified woman cut into six pieces from a waste dumping station at Baliapur here.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) of Dhaka Saidur Rahman said on information, a team of police first recovered the decapitated body without hands and legs from the garbage dumping station of Dhaka North City Corporation on Monday noon.
Later, they found the head and legs from a separate spot of the station, he said, adding that the body was sent to Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
He said the woman might have been killed 2-3 days ago and the dismembered body was dumped into the dumping station.
Rajshahi, July 16 (UNB) - A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in the city early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Alamin, son of Mohonlal of Harpur under Kashiadanga Police Station in the city.
Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police conducted an anti-narcotics drive at Dam-5 of the Padma River around 3:30am.
Sensing their presence, drug peddlers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, he said.
Later, police recovered Alamin’s body from the river, he said, adding that he might have drowned while fleeing.
Three policemen also received injuries during the gunfight and they took primary treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, the OC claimed, adding that one shooter gun, two bullets and 79 bottles of Phensidyl syrup were recovered from the spot.
Alamin was accused in a several narcotics cases, the OC said.
Dhaka, Jul 15 (UNB) – Five children drowned in flood waters as the overall flood condition in Kurigram, Sirajganj, Habiganj, Bogura and Lalmonirhat districts continue to deteriorate leaving hundreds of people marooned under water on Monday.
In Kurigram, four children – Habibullah, 6, from Hatia union of Ulipur upazila, another from Phulbari upazila and two other children from Chilmari upazila drowned under flood water as water of all the rivers were swelling persistently, said Civil Surgeon Dr Aminul Islam.
Identities of the rest of deceased were not available.
A total of 390 villages of 55 unions of the district were inundated while at least 350,000 people were living under the open sky in inhuman conditions.
Md Rumanuzzaman, Assistant Engineer of WDB said that the water of Dharla River is flowing 112 cm above the danger level while water of Brahamaputra River is flowing 108 cm and 79 cm above danger level at Chilmari and Nunkhawa points respectively.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Hafizur Rahman said they gave 15 kg rice to each of 2,000 families in three flood-hit areas of the district.
In Sirajganj, a minor child – Sumon, 10, drowned in Kazipur upazila on Sunday, said Ranjit Kumar Sarkar, Senior Officer of local Water Development Board.
At least 75,000 people remained marooned by flood water as onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rain persistently rising the water level of Jamuna River which is flowing 30 cm above the danger level on Monday.
Ranjit Kumar said Chouhali, Shahjadpur, Enayetpur, Kazipur, Belkuchi and low lying areas of Sadar, Tarash and Ullapara upazilas were inundated under flood water.
In Habiganj, three unions of Nabiganj upazila were affected as water level of Kushiyara River rose. 10 educational institutes were declared closed while already 90 percent areas of Digholbag union went under flood water. Besides, 40 percent of Inatganj union and 20 percent of Aushkandi union have been flooded.
Local administration distributed dry food among the flood-hit people but in spite of adequate reserves, rice was not distributed due to excessive rains. Tawhid Bin Hasan, Upazila executive officer said they would distribute rice on Tuesday. In Nabiganj upazila 6 primary schools, two high schools and two madrasas remained shut for the flood, he said.
Md Tawhidul Islam, Executive Engineer of Water Development Board said that the water of Khowai River is flowing 140 cm above the danger level while water of Kushiyara River was flowing 53 cm above the danger level.
Local Relief office said nine villages have been submerged in the upazila affecting 1100 families and three shelters have been installed for them.
The water level of Jamuna River in Bogura is rapidly rising due to heavy water flow from India’s Assam and Meghalaya state. The water of Jamuna is flowing 78 cm above the danger level at Mathurapara point of Sariakandi upazila.
Sudden flood already water stagnated nearly one lakh people in Sonatola, Sariakandi and Dhunat upazila. Flood-hit people have taken shelter at flood control embankments and shelter centers.
The local administration already distributed 2000 packets of dry food and 142 metric tonnes of rice as relief materials among the flood affected people.
In Lalmonirhat, water of Teesta and Dharla rivers have been flowing 22 cm and 55 cm above the danger level respectively. Thousands of families were marooned as 200 meters area of Kutirpar flood control embankment broke down in Aditmari upazila.
Although for past seven days people of shoal areas are water stagnated but yet to get any relief materials.
Local administration distributed 153 MT of rice and Tk 2,50,000 but most of the shoal-residing people failed to get them.
WDB Executive engineer of Dalia Division Rabiul Islam said the water has been receding in small amount as India has recently closed the water gates of its Gojoldona barrage.
Dhaka, July 15 (UNB) – Two people have been arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Gazipur for reportedly violating two teenage girls in Gazipur and Sirajganj districts.
Rab members arrested the prime accused in a case filed over the ‘gang-rape’ of a girl from Baroboika of the city on Sunday afternoon.
The arrestee was identified as Hridoy Hossain, 22, son of Billal Hossain of the area.
Commanding Officer of Rab-1 Porabari camp Lt Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun said the teenage girl of Nagpara in the city was ‘gang-raped’ by a group of 4-5 people on July 3. The criminals also took the video footage of the rape incident and sent it to her family members.
Later, the victim’s family filed a written complaint with the Rab-1 on July 13.
Following the complaint, a Rab team conducted a drive at Baroboika and arrested Hridoy.
Rab members arrested Momin Hossain Munna, 22, son of Amirul Islam of Joypura village in Shahjadpur upazila of the district on Sunday, from Konabari in Gazipur district on Sunday for ‘violating’ a mentally challenged girl in Sirajganj.
Acting Commanding Officer of Rab-12 Major SM Morshed Hasan disclosed the arrest at a press briefing at his office in Hatikumrul on Monday.
On June 7, Munna violated the girl when she went to the bank of the Jamuna River for bringing goats.
A case was filed in this connection.
Meanwhile in Jhalakati, a case was filed over the rape attempt on a schoolgirl at Baroiara in Sadar upazila.
Victim’s father filed the case against Rajmoni Khan, 30, son of Moslem Ali Khan, on July 7. However, the matter came to the fore on Monday.
On July 3, Rajmoni went to the victim’s house and tried to violate her when all the family members were asleep.
Sirajganj, July 15 (UNB) – Ten members of a bridal party, including the bridegroom and bride, and the driver were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus at an unmanned level crossing at Panchakroshi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening.
Six of the deceased were identified as bridegroom Rajon, 25, of Kandipara village in Sadar upazila, his aunt Nasima, 56, bride Sumaiya Khatun, 20, of Betkandi village in Ullapara, Altaf Hossain, 55, his son Azam, 22, of Kandipara, and microbus driver Swadhin, 28, son of Montu Sheikh of Jamtail village in Kamarkhand upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Government Railway Police Station Harun Majumder said the Dhaka-bound train from Rajshahi, ‘Padma Express, crashed into the microbus around 6:45pm while it was trying to cross the rail tracks through the level crossing.
The accident left five microbus passengers dead on the spot while four others died on the way to the hospital and two succumbed to their injuries at hospital, he said.
Police and firefighters recovered the bodies and rescued the injured.
Meanwhile, acting Deputy Commissioner of the district M Tafazzal Hossain directed for providing financial assistance to family members of the victims.
The tragedy struck the bridal party while they were returning to bridegroom’s house at Kandapara from bride’s house at Betkandi after the marriage ceremony.
A pall of gloom descended on the locality following the tragic accident.