Chattogram, Sept 6 (UNB) – An elderly woman was trampled to death while another injured by a wild elephant at Rajmura in Banskhali upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Mariam Khatun, 60, wife of Siddique Ahmed of the area.
A wild elephant attacked a Mariam and Shafiqul Islam, son of Abdul Kuddus of Natun Para area, on Thursday morning, leaving them injured, said Sub-inspector Jahirul Islam Bhuiyan of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost.
The injured were taken to CMCH where the duty doctor declared the woman dead, he added.
Chattogram, Sept 6 (UNB) – A case was filed accusing 16 people in connection with the murder of a forest guard during an eviction operation at Bhujpur forest area in Fatikchhari upazila on Wednesday.
Beat Officer Atiqul Islam of Hasnabad Range filed the case with Bhujpur Police Station against 16 people in the night, said Rais Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station.
On Wednesday, Abdus Salam, 50, a guard of the forest department of Chattogram north, was beaten to death and three others were injured by some miscreants while evicting illegal establishments from government owned forest area at Bhujpur in Fatikchhari upazila.
Jashore, Sept 6 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested a man along with 10 gold bars, weighing 1.163 kg, from Potengali Kabiraj Para under Kotwali police station on Thursday morning.
The arrestee is Hasanuzzaman Hasan, 30, son of Momin Uddin, a resident of Khorki village in Sadar upazila.
Tipped off, a team of BGB-49 conducted a drive along 29 no pillar area in Sharsha upazila, said Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Haq, commanding officer of BGB-49.
Sensing the presence of BGB members, Hasanuzzaman fled the scene.
Later, the BGB team chased him and arrested from the area under Kotwali thana along with the gold bars worth Tk 51,17,200.
The arrestee was handed over to Kotwali Police Station.
Munshiganj, Sept 6 (UNB) – Plying of all water vessels including launch and speedboats was suspended on Thursday on Shimulia- Kathalbari route due to strong current in the Padma river.
The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the services around 9 am to avert any untoward incident, said Khondakar Shah Khaled Neowaj, assistant general manager of BIWTC.
However, the ferry service on the route remained normal in carrying less number of vehicles than the normal capacity.
The ferries were running in only one way in the river and moving very slowly taking 20-25 minutes more than the normal time.
As the launch and speedboats remained off, the passengers were crossing the river through ferry.
A total of 300 vehicles remained stranded on the route till 1:30 pm.
Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – An army personnel was crushed under the wheels of a train at a level crossing near Banani Rail Station in city’s Cantonment area on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Corporal Abdur Razzak.
Yeasin Faruk, officer-in-charge of Kamalapur Railway Police Station, said the accident took place around 7:40 am when a train hit him, leaving him dead on the spot.