Chattogram, June 20 (UNB)- The Chattogram Central Jail authority seized 100 Yaba pills from a prisoner on Thursday.
The prisoner has been identified as Rezaul Karim, son of late Jane Alam of Hali Shohor area of the city.
Kamal Hossain, the senior superintendent of the jail, said the prisoner was in court to appear in his regular cases Thursday.
Later, after he returned from the court at 8.30 pm, the authority recovered 100 yaba pills attached to his penis.
In primary interrogation, Rezaul confessed to his crime. But he did not provide any information about who gave him the pills.
‘’We will look into the incident’’ added Kamal Hossain.
Narayanganj, Jun 20 (UNB) – A housewife of an expatriate was allegedly tortured to death in the name of performing exorcism, that her mothgd in Chowdhuripara of Sidhirganj on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Shahnaj Aktar Sikha, 25, daughter of Shah Alam resident of Saddam Market area in Dhaka.
Police held the couple Faruk Hossain and his wife Jesmin locally known as ‘Kabiraj’ who performed the exorcism from their house in Chowdhuripara after the murder.
Sikha’s mother Suraiya Begum said she had a deal of Tk 10,000 with Faruk to fix her daughter’s mental sickness as she suspected Sikha has been possessed by some supernatural forces (Jinn). She also paid them Tk 7,000 in advance
At some point, the couple took Sikha to their house and started torturing her physically. They tied her up and beat her on the chest after pushing cloth into her mouth for two days.
Earlier on Wednesday, Suraiya Begum went to her house for some necessary works while Faruk called her to come soon stating that Jinns are taking away her daughter.
When the mother returned Sikha was already dead.Their family doctor said she had died few hours back.
Inspector of Siddhirganj Police Station HM Jasim Uddin said they have recovered the body.
Victim’s mother filed a case in this regard on Wednesday night, he said.
Cumilla, June 20 (UNB) - Two minor siblings drowned in a water body in Laksam municipality area on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Abu Borhan, 7, and his brother Abu Raihan, 4, sons of Mazharul Islam of Paschimgaon Showa Choiani in the municipality.
Abdul Alim Didar, councillor of ward-6 of the municipality, said the duo was playing at their courtyard around 1:30pm. At one stage, they fell into a nearby ditch and drowned.
Later, family members rescued them and took them to Laksam Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced the boys dead.
A pall of gloom descended on the area after the tragic incident.
Benaploe, June 20 (UNB)-Two schoolboys were killed in a road crash at Vijoyrampur Koitalaon on Jessore-Chuknagar road in Manirampur Upazila of Jeshore on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Ashikur Rahman, 15, son of Khairul Basar of Dhaligati village and Al-Amin,16,son of Jalal Uddin of Jamla village. Both of them were 10th grader of Dholigati Secondary School of the upazila.
Rafiqul Islam, Monirampur Police station officer-in-charge, said, a passenger bus hit Ashikur and Al-Amin in the afternoon when they were returning home riding a bicycle from a coaching centre, leaving them inured.
Locals took them to Manirampur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared Ashikur dead. Seriously injured Al-Amin died on way to Jessore Medical college and Hospital.
A case was filed in this connection with Monirampur Police Station, said the OC.
Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) - Director General of the Directorate of Drug Administration Major General Md Mahbubur Rahman on Thursday said 370 cases were filed and Tk 58.57 lakh was realised in fine for keeping expired medicines in pharmacies across the country.
He said this at a press conference at the Secretariat ahead of Vitamin-A Plus campaign.
Replying to a question, he said action will be taken against pharmacies running without licences and drive against adulterated medicines will be strengthened.
On June 10, Manjur Mohammad Shahrier, Director General of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection's (DNCRP), said 93 percent pharmacies in the capital kept expired drugs.
On Tuesday, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to remove expired medicines from pharmacy shelves across the country and destroy those within 30 days.
Replying to a question, Health Minister Zahid Malik said they will cancel the licences of the pharmacies which will sell expired medicines.
“There might be expired medicines in pharmacies but those are not for sale,” the minister said adding, “We’ll sit at a meeting soon on keeping expired medicines in pharmacies.”
Admitting the manpower crisis at the Directorate General of Drug Administration, the minister said, “We’ll recruit manpower for the department soon.”