Laxmipur, May 10 (UNB) – A minor girl was raped by her neighbour at Panchpara in Chandraganj upazila on Thursday.
AbulKalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Chandraganj Police Station, said Belal Hossain, a neighbour of the victim, took the girl to his room after alluring her of giving chocolates in the afternoon and violated the girl.
Hearing scream of the victim, local people rescued the girl and took her to Sadar Hospital while Belal went into hiding.
Police later arrested Belal from the area.
Feni, May 8 (UNB) - The glass which was used to pour kerosene on Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s body before setting her on fire was recovered from the administrative building of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa on Wednesday afternoon.
A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), which is looking into the murder case, found the glass in a wall cabinet of the principal’s office on the first floor of the building around 4pm, said Shah Alam, a PBI inspector and investigation officer of the murder case.
He said the glass was recovered following information gleaned from accused Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Jabed Hossain and Jubayer Ahmed during remand.
Based on the information, the PBI team along with the trio conducted the drive at the principal’s office, the IO said.
Additional Superintendent of PBI Moniruzzaman, Inspector Md Monayem Hossain, Inspector Lutfur Rahman and other administration officials were present during the drive.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set on fire on April 6 at an Alim examination centre allegedly for refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment case against her principal.
She died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
The arsonists carried Kerosene in a polythene bag to the madrasa building and put it in the glass before spraying on Nusrat’s body.
Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) -The High Court on Wednesday ordered the authorities concerned to prepare a list of the areas receiving highly contaminated water supplied by Dhaka Wasa.
The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Khairul Alam passed the order following a writ petition filed by Tanvir Ahmed, a Supreme Court lawyer.
Tanvir said, “I filed a writ petition over the presence of harmful bacteria in Wasa water. Following the writ, the High Court formed a five-member committee on November 6, 2018 to examine the water supplied by Wasa and submit a report within two months.”
Instead of submitting the report, the Ministry of Local Government submitted a progress report on the committee formation and its jurisdiction.
The court then directed Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain to inform the court about the amount of money needed for examining the waters of different areas and sources of funding.
On October 11, 2018, the World Bank published a report which says over 7.5 crore people of the country drink unsafe water as 41 percent sources of water contains harmful bacteria. The report also said 13 percent water contains arsenic.
The World Bank report said about 80 percent water supplied through pipeline contains harmful bacteria.
Tanvir Ahmed filed the writ following media reports published on the World Bank observations.
Kishoreganj, May 8 (UNB) - A court here on Wednesday placed five people on an eight-day remand each in a case filed over killing a nurse after rape in a moving bus at Gazaria nearby Bajitpur upazila.
Those remanded are bus driver Nuruzzaman, his assistants Lalan Mia, Rafikul Islam, Khokon Mia and Bakul Mia.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Al Mamun passed the order when officer-in-charge of Bazitpur Police Station, also the investigation officer, Sarwar Jahan sought a ten-day remand for each.
All the accused were present on the dock.
Earlier, victim Shahinur Aktar Tania’s father filed a case accusing five people with Bazitpur Police Station.
As per the case statement, Tania, a nurse of Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhaka, boarded a 'Swarnalata Paribahan' bus from Mohakhali bus stand on Monday to go to her village home.
When the bus reached Ujanpur in Katiadi, other passengers except Tania got down from the bus around 9:30pm.
Later, her to death the driver and his helper violated the girl in the moving bus and strangled her with her scarf before throwing the body out of the vehicle at Gazaria near Bajitpur upazila.
Locals spotted the victim lying on the road and took her to Katiadi Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared her dead around 10:45pm.
Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday ordered conducting a judicial investigation into the death of a lawyer after being burnt in Panchagarh jail.
The court also ordered conducting the investigation by a judicial magistrate under the supervision of Chief Judicial Magistrate and submitting the report within 30 days.
Panchagarh Deputy Commissioner, superintendent of jail and police superintendent have been asked to assist the Judicial Magistrate in the investigation. The HC fixed June 23 for next hearing in the case.
A bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon.
The court also issued a rule seeking explanation from the authorities concerned as to why the failure of providing security to a prisoner in jail should not be declared illegal.
Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney Genral Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.
Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon said Palash Kumar Roy, son of Pranab Kumar Roy of Atwari upazila, was a lawyer of Dhaka Bar Association. He was in jail in a defamation case.
On April 26, Palash was set on fire using patrol or kerosene in the jail and later he succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, he said.
Palash was sent to jail as he allegedly made defamatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on March 25 in a human chain programme.