A court in Khulna on Sunday sentenced 17 people including an incumbent Union Parishad (UP) chairman to life imprisonment in a sensational double murder case. Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Md Nazrul Islam Hawlader also fined the convicts Tk 5,000 each, in default, they will have to serve one more year in jail. The court handed down the judgment in presence of all the accused. According the case statement, all the accused equipped with sharp weapons stormed into the house of Piru Sheikh, a resident of Pahardanga village in Terokhada upazila of the district, and stabbed him at the instruction of Abdur Rahim over previous enmity on August 6, 2019, leaving him injured. The killers also hacked Piru’s son Nayem to death on the spot when he was desperately trying to save his father, the statement said. Piru Sheikh succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka around two months after the incident. Later, Piru’s wife filed a murder case against 17 named people and 12 unnamed ones at the local police station. Read: 2 to die, 2 get life term jail for killing businessperson in Ctg Police pressed the charge sheet accusing 19 people at the court on January 29, 2020. The court acquitted two accused from the charges as allegations brought against them were not proved, Md Ahaduzzaman, public prosecutor, told UNB. He said they are satisfied with the verdict delivered by the court and demanded immediate execution of it. Rejecting the judgment, plaintiff Mahfuza Begum said they will appeal to the High Court seeking capital punishment of the convicts.
A woman and her son were killed as a bus mowed them down on the Sylhet-Bholaganj highway in Companiganj upazila, Sylhet, Thursday, police said. Dulvi Begum, 40, and her son Siddikur Rahman, 12, of the upazila were going to Meghergaon of Sadar upazila. The accident occurred around 12pm near Baharghat as a bus of Shadapathor Poribohon hit the mother and son as they were crossing the road, leaving Dulvi and her son critically injured, Md Shafiqul Islam Khan, in-charge of Salutikor Police Investigation Centre, said. Also read: 35 km tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway after road accident Police rushed them to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where they were declared dead upon arrival. The bodies were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsies, Shafiqul said. Also read: Two killed, 15 hurt in Bagerhat bus accident Meanwhile, police managed to detain the driver of the bus, he added.
Different environmental organizations have demanded an impartial inquiry into the detention of local resident Syeda Ratna and her son for protesting against the construction of a police station at Tetultala playground in capital’s Kalabagan. The organizations made the demand at a press conference held at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) on Monday in protest against the harassment and detention of the two. Architect Iqbal Habib, Joint-Secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) read out a written statement at the press conference. Also read: 7 parks, playgrounds opened for city dwellers
A 55-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife and teenage son to death in Gazipur, police said on Tuesday. The arrestee has been identified as Md Mofiz, a rickshaw puller hailing from Rambhadrapur village in Mymensingh. "He was arrested around 11pm on Monday from a rickshaw garage in the capital's Noyatola Ambagh area in Tejgaon," said Ismail Hossain, officer-in-charge of Gacha police station. Also read: Man to die for killing wife in Feni On Sunday, Mofiz allegedly stabbed his wife Rahima Begum (40) and their son Rokon (16) to death in the Kalmeshwar area of Gazipur over a family feud. He had been absconding since the crime and had even shaved his beard to hide his identity, said OC Ismail. Also read: Man to die for killing ex-wife in Khulna On Monday afternoon, a murder case was filed at Gacha police station on a complaint from Rahima’s brother Rashedul Islam. "Subsequently, we nabbed him," the OC said.
A 60-year old woman died after she was stabbed and then set on fire allegedly by her son in Ramganj upazila of Laxmipur district on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Amena Begum, wife of late Akbar Ali of Ashar Kota village in Noagaon union in the upazila. Her son Redwan Hossain Milon was arrested from the spot, said Emdadul Haque, Officer-in-Charge of Ramganj police station. Also read: Son held for beating mother to death in Khagrachari He said Redwan stabbed his mother at night over a family feud and set her on fire after covering the body with a blanket. Informed by the locals, police recovered the body from their home and arrested the son, said the OC. A murder case was lodged at Ramganj police station after receiving a complaint from Redwan’s brother Tipu Sultan. Also raed: Mother remanded for killing 17-month-old baby in Sylhet
Police arrested a man on Saturday for allegedly beating his mother to death over family feuding at Ramgarh upazila in Khagrachari. Police said. Son Ibrahim, 24, was immediately held with a murder case lodged with police against him, said local OC Md Shamsuzzaman. According to police, at one point of altercation Ibrahim started beating his mother Bibi Rahima,60, around 10:30 pm leaving her with a head injury at their house in Chowdhury Para area. Also read: Man beaten to death over land dispute in Sylhet Bibi died on the spot. Informed by the neighbours later police recovered the body, said the officer-in-charge of Ramgarh police station. The body has been sent for an autopsy, said the OC. Also read: Woman beaten dead in Kushtia over dowry, husband held
A man and his son were killed when a truck hit a motorbike at Nimtala on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway in Godagari upazila on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Abdus Salam, 60, and his son Ibrahim Hossain, 35, of Gulai village in the upazila. READ: Father, daughter killed in Narayanganj road crash; 1 injured The accident occurred around 10 pm when the truck hit the stationary motorbike carrying the duo, leaving Salam dead on the spot and Ibrahim injured, said officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station Quamrul Islam. READ: 35-yr-old biker killed in Sylhet road crash Ibrahim was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead around 2:45 am.
A 65-year-old man and his young son both died from electrocution at Gosai Joair village in Sadar upazila of Tangail district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Ainuddin Mia and his son Anwar Hossain, 33, of the village. Anwar Hossain bought a battery-run autorickshaw and kept the battery charging for the whole night, said local UP member Habibur Rahman. Also read: 2 of a family among 3 die from electrocution in Bogura When he removed the plug of the battery around 4 am, Anwar got electrocuted. Ainuddin also came in touch with electric wire while he tried to save the life of his son. Hearing screams of the two, Anwar’s mother rushed in and switched off the main switch of the house and took them to local hospital where the doctors declared the duo dead. Also read: Youth dies from electrocution in Kushtia
Narayanganj police arrested eight people, including the chairman of Sajeeb Group, his four sons and the CEO of the group, on Saturday (July 10, 2021) in connection with the fire in a juice factory belonging to the Group in Rupganj that left 52 people dead. The arrestees are Md Abul Hashem chairman of the group, his four sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem, Tareq Ibrahim, Tawsib Ibrahim and Tanjim Ibrahim, and its CEO Shahan Sha Azad, DGM Mamunur Rashid and head of admin Salauddin. Read Rupganj fire: Sajeeb Group chairman, sons among 8 put on remand Superintendent of Police in the district Md Zaidul Alam told UNB that the arrested eight people will be produced before the district court later in the day. Earlier, police filed a case with Rupganj police station against the eight people and many unknown others following the massive fire in the factory, he said. READ: Rupganj factory: Legal action against owner if negligence found, warns State Minister Group CEO Shahan Sha Azad was arrested from the company’s head office in the capital’s Farmgate area, while Chairman Hashem from his Gulshan residence, SP Zaidul Alam said. The devastating fire that swept through the seven-storey building housing the juice factory of Hashem Foods Ltd at Bhulta Karnagop in Rupganj, Narayanganj broke out around 5 pm on Thursday. Read Narayanganj fire: India, Canada deeply saddened by loss of lives According to the fire service, huge amount of plastic and packaging materials in the building fueled the fire in just a few minutes after it broke out. They said the blocked door at the factory’s staircase has caused so many deaths that could have been avoided. READ: Rupganj factory fire: Fire Service forms 5-member probe body It took around 27 hours for 18 firefighting units to douse the fire completely as at some floors huge amounts of inflammable substances were stockpiled. On Friday noon, after breaking the locked door of the fourth floor, firefighters discovered rows of bodies burnt to ashes. Read Rupganj factory fire: Claimants found for 40 bodies out of 48, after 56 families submit DNA samples Firefighters recovered 49 bodies from the floor and sent them to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital’s morgue, which took the death toll to 52 from the tragic incident. None of the 49 bodies could be identified yet as they have completely burnt to black. Earlier, three deaths from the accident were confirmed by the authorities of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and US Bangla Medical College and Hospital, Rupganj on Thursday. Read Death toll from Rupganj factory fire jumps to 52 So far, three probe bodies have been formed to investigate the incident.