Bagerhat, Jan 21 (UNB) – Police recovered the throat-silt body of a day labourer from a paddy field at Altiburuj Baria village in Morelganj upazila on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Kabul Mollah, 45, son of Goffar Mollah.
Victim’s wife Nasima Begum said that her husband remained missing since he went out of house around 8pm on Sunday following a phone call.
Locals spotted the body at the paddy field in the morning and informed police, said K M Azizul Islam, officer-in-charge of Morelganj Police Station.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.
Cox’s Bazar, Jan 21 (UNB) – A drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hneela Domdomia Checkpost in Teknaf upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified Shamsul Prokash Bharmaia Shamsu, 39, son of late Mohamamd Hossain of Sikderpara in Hneela union and a listed drug trader of the Home Ministry.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station said that police arrested Shamsu on Sunday night.
Gleaning information from Shamsu, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 2 am to recover arms and Yaba.
Sensing the presence of police, his fellow drug traders opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left Shamsu dead on the spot, said the OC.
Police recovered two pistols, 12 rounds of bullet and 20,000 Yaba tablets from the spot.
Three policemen were injured in the gunfight, said the OC.
Bagerhat, Jan 21 (UNB) – Police in special drives arrested 34 people including four drug traders from different areas in nine upazilas on Sunday night.
Shahadat Hossain, additional superintendent of Sadar Circle, said police conducted anti-narcotics drive in different upazilas and arrested them.
Police also seized 75 Yaba tablets.
Narayanganj, Jan 21 (UNB) – A fire that broke out at Chandmari slum in Fatulla early Monday gutted 72 shanties.
Narayanganj fire service sources said that the fire broke out in a jhut warehouse in the area around 4 am and engulfed the adjoining shanties in the slum.
On information, eight firefighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 8:15 am, said Monzur Kader, officer-in-charge of Fatullah Police Station.
However, there was no report of casualty in the fire.
The origin of the fire could not be known yet.
Rajshahi, Jan 21 (UNB) – A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Rajshahi University unit was stabbed by some local youths on the university campus on Sunday night over previous enmity.
The injured BCL leader is Imtiaz Ahmed, a 4th year student of Arabic Department and organizing secretary of RU BCL unit.
Witnesses said when Imtiaz along with BCL vice-president Golam Sarwar was taking food in a shop adjacent to Bangabandhu hall several outsiders swooped on Imtiaz and stabbed on his neck.
The BCL men managed to catch one Romel when the attackers were fleeing the scene.
Later, the BCL leaders took Romel to the guest room of the hall and beat him up.
Later, vice chancellor and other officials of the university rushed in and police rescued Romel.
The injured BCL leader is undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and injured Romel, an evening masters student of Management department, is also undergoing treatment there, said police.
Earlier, Imtiaz locked into an altercation with some local youths over hitting a young man with his motorcycle at Kajla gate area of the university in the evening.