Pabna, Oct 14 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested 14 people, including 13 members of Islami Chhatri Sangstha, from Mansurabad in the district town early Monday.
The arrestees are Anwar Hossain, 45, a Madrasa principal of Sathia uapzila, Rabeya Khatun, 25, Luna Khatun, 28, Taslima Khatun Suraiya, 18, Mahfuza, 22, Nazma Khatun, 27, Fatema, 22, Asmaul Hosna, 25, Uma Khatun, 30, Lucky, 24, Sharmin, 26, ArifaKhatun, 28, Shamima Nasrin, 20 and Tanzila Khatun, 20.
They are students of different colleges and universities.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive at a house in the area and arrested them in the dead of night for their involvement in anti-state activities, said Rafiqul Islam superintendent of Pabna Police.
Police also recovered some books, leaflets, some documents and mobile phone sets from their possession.
Sylhet, Oct 14 (UNB) – A 5-year-old child was brutally murdered by some miscreants at Kezaura village in Derai upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Tuhin, son of Abdul Baser Mia of Kenaura village in the upazila.
Victim’s relatives said Tuhin was picked up by the killers from his house sometime at night while he was asleep.
The miscreants severed his ear, private parts and throat and hung his body from a tree. Two knives used in the murder were found stuck in his abdomen.
Considering the intensity of the violence, the news of the murder triggered widespread outcry in social media.
Officer-in-charge of Derai Police Station KM Nazrul Islam said police recovered the body of the child and sent it to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Baser Mia along with his three sons and two daughters were sleeping after having their dinner like any other day. Later around 3am, they woke up hearing the sound of the door opening when Tuhin was already missing from the house.
After searching for an hour they found the body of the minor hanging from a tree beside a local mosque.
Baser Mia said “I don’t understand how my son was stolen from my side. I live by doing agricultural work, have no rivalry with others. How this can happen, I don’t know.”
District police inspector of Special Branch Anowar Hossain Mridha and officer-in-charge of Detective Branch Kazi Muktadir Hossain detained four people including victim’s father for primary interrogation.
Gazipur, Oct 14 (UNB) - Workers Party president Rashed Khan Menon on Monday said some Tk 9 lakh crores has been siphoned off abroad from the country.
“As far as I know, some Tk 9 lakh crore has so far been siphoned off and the previous Finance Minister also admitted that Tk 5.25 lakh crore has been taken out of the country with which a national budget can be formulated,” he said.
Menon came up with the remarks while addressing Gazipur district unit council of Workers Party at Bangataj Auditorium in the city as the chief guest.
“The Prime Minister has become the role model of development, but only five percent people are the beneficiaries of development,” said Menon.
“Those who run casino business are intruders into the party [alliance] and loan defaulters. They make huge money and build second homes in foreign countries with that,” he said.
“The Prime Minister has launched a drive against them. Don’t spare them as their roots are deep, and they’ve become unrestrained after having enjoyed power,” he said adding, “Now it’s time to remove discriminations from society and build a modern and secular Bangladesh being imbued with the Liberation War spirit,” he said.