Cumilla, Mar 26 (UNB) – Two schoolgirls were killed in separate road crashes in Sadar Dakkhin and Chandina upazilas on Tuesday.
The accidents took place in the morning when they were going to schools to attend programmes making the 49th Independence Day.
Rina Saha, a class-X student of Bijoypur High School, was killed after a human hauler plunged into a roadside ditch at Maktapur in the upazila around 8:30am.
Seven others, injured in the accident, were taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station.
Meanwhile, ninth-grader Mahmuda Akter Yeasmin of Kutumbapur High School died when a tractor hit her on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Nazirpur in Chandina upazila.
Agitated students barricaded the highway, disrupting traffic movement on the busy road for a while.
Police later brought the situation under control.
Chattogram, Mar 25 (UNB) – A man was shot to death by miscreants in Sarol union in Banshkhali upazila on Monday evening over a land dispute.
The deceased, Shahab Uddin, 42, was an auto-rickshaw driver hailing from Kaharghona area of the union.
Kamal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali Police Station, said Shahab was returning home with his auto-rickshaw in the evening when some miscreants opened fire on him, leaving him critically injured.
Locals took him to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead, he said, adding that the auto-rickshaw driver might have been killed over a land dispute.
Rajshahi, Mar 25 (UNB) – Four people were detained with foreign currencies from Lakshmipur and Rajshahi Medical College Hospital areas on Monday.
The Detective Branch (DB) identified them as Tutul Molla, 45, Mamtaj Uddin Molla, 28, Ilu Sheikh, 32, and Bablu Sheikh, 35.
DB sources said the conducted the drives acting on a tip-off and detained the four with Saudi currencies, including 201 fake notes.
Pirojpur, Mar 25 (UNB) – A Swechchhasebak League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Kabutarkhali village of Mathbaria upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Jony Talukdar, 25, vice-president of Gulishakhali union unit Swechchhashebak League and son of Hashem Ali Talukdar of the village.
He was a supporter of upazila polls independent candidate Rezaul Islam.
Rezaul had been at loggerheads with Hossain Mosharraf Shakku, an Awami League candidate.
Jony was critically injured after supporters of Shakku reportedly attacked him around 8:45am, said Shawkat Anwar, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria Police Station.
He succumbed to his injuries around 1pm while being taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
Police arrested Jahangir, a supporter of Shakku after the attack.
Rangpur, Mar 25 (UNB) – A member of Ansar was physically assaulted, allegedly by his commander, in Pirgacha upazila on Sunday.
The victim, Bhupoti, said he was getting ready for election duty in the morning when Farjana Shumi, a commander of Pirgaccha thana unit, asked him to replace four members of the team with as many female members.
Farjana dragged him from the jeep and beat him up with a stick when he refused to comply, Bhupoti claimed.
The Ansar commander could not be reached for comments.
Pirgacha’s Upazila Nirbahi Officer Foyzul Kabir said he had heard about the incident but clarified that action will be taken after getting a written complaint.