The body of a 21-year-old woman was recovered from a water tank of a house at Bandartila in Chattogram city on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Marjina Akter, daughter of Wahidul Gazi of Bauphal upazila in Patuakhali district. Abdul Karim, officer-in-charge of Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Police Station, said Marjina along with her husband Md. Hasan and seven-month-old baby used to live on the 4th floor of a building. Read more: Two unidentified bodies recovered from Dhaka streets Marjina remained missing since Thursday afternoon. Getting no whereabouts, Hasan lodged a general diary with EPZ Police Station on Friday. On Saturday night, the residents of the building complained to the house owner about bad odor from the water tank of the building. On information, police went to the spot and recovered the decomposed body of Marjina. Police suspected that Hasan might have killed his wife and dumped the body into the water tank. Hasan went into hiding after the recovery of her body.
A 19-year-old woman was sedated and raped in Dhaka’s Demra area on Sunday night, police say. Demra police said the woman came to visit her elder brother in Kadamtali area some 15 days ago. On Sunday, she went to the Konapara fair in Demra and met a distant relative and his friend. “The duo apparently mixed sedatives in soft drink which the young woman drank. Later, they took her to a nearby field where she was raped by multiple people,” Azharul Islam, a Sub-inspector of Demra Police Station, said. Read: Khulna: Young woman sedated, raped by 4 Md Shafiqur, Officer-in-Charge of Demra Police Station, said that after being informed by the woman about the incident, police rescued and admitted her to the One-Stop Crisis Center of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. “She is under treatment and unwell at the moment. We will take legal action after medical tests and once we get information from her,” he added.
A 62-year-old woman died after suffering a cardiac arrest on seeing the dead bodies of a group killed in a lightning strike in Ullapara of Sirajganj. Hosne Ara Khatun was the wife of Shobha Ali Mallik of Mallikpara village in Enayatpur. Ujjal Hossain, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Ullapara confirmed the matter to UNB and said that nine agricultural workers were killed by a lightning strike while working on a paddy field in Matikora village of Panchkroshi union of the upazila on Thursday afternoon. Among the victims, five of them were from the same family of Shibpur village in the municipal area. When the bodies were brought to their home in Shivpur village, hundreds of men and women from different areas gathered to see them. Hosne Ara Khatun also went to see the bodies. Seeing the bodies affected her badly, and on her way back home, she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was eventually rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her dead, added the UNO. Earlier, lightning strike killed nine agricultural workers and injured four others in Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila Thursday, according to police. Read: Lightning strike kill 9 men at work in Sirajganj Eight of the deceased were identified as Md Mobarak, 40, Monnaf Hossain, 19, Shamsher Ali, 62, Md Afsar, 63, Md Shahin, 21, Abdul Kuddus, 60, Shah Alam, 42 and Ritu Khatun, 15, Mohammad Mahfuz, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of Ullapara Circle, said. The workers were planting paddy seedlings when it started to rain heavily, Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ullapara Police Station, said. "Then all of them sheltered in a house near the field. Suddenly a streak of lightning struck the men, killing five of them on the spot and leaving others critically injured," Nazrul said. "The locals rushed the injured to different hospitals and clinics where they died while undergoing treatment."
A woman was tortured to death allegedly by her husband at the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) area of Chattogram city on Friday. The victim was identified as Shirin Akhter, 35, wife of Ajgor Ali, of Dhawa Union of Bhandaria upazila in Pirojpur district. Quoting local people, police said the couple used to fight over family matters since their marriage. On Friday morning, neighbours found Shirin's body and informed police, officer-in-charge (OC) of EPZ Police Station, Md Nurul Bashar, said. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said the OC. Read: Woman killed by ‘husband’ in Sunamganj: Husband held Several injury marks were found on the body, said the OC, adding that legal action will be taken against the accused. Ajgor Ali went into hiding right after the incident.
A Khulna tribunal has sentenced four people to life in jail for selling a woman to a brothel in India on the pretext of giving her a job in 2011. Khulna Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge A Salam Khan handed down the punishment to Sheuli Begum, Hasina, Rahul and Amin. Of them, Hasina and Rahul were tried in absentia. The tribunal also fined imposed a fine of Tk 20,000 on each of the convicts. Read: 2 get 14 yrs jail for abducting schoolgirl in Cox’s Bazar According to the prosecution, the 23-year-old woman lived with her father in a rented accommodation in Gabarchaka. She was a beautician. Taking advantage of the family's poverty, Sheuli and Hasina took the woman to Dhaka on the pretext of offering her a job at a garment factory on November 21, 2011. Sensing something wrong, the girl’s father, along with local residents, subsequently put pressure on Sheuli and Hasina and forced them to share her whereabouts. Later the two admitted to selling the woman to an Indian brothel with the help of two more people. Subsequently, a complaint was lodged with Sonadanga police in this regard.
A woman was allegedly killed by her husband over a family feud in the Manda area of the capital's Mugda in the early hours of Saturday.The victim was identified as Nargis Akhtar, 34, wife of rickshaw puller Rezaul Haque, 40, of Noakhali district.Abdul Aziz, sub-inspector (SI) of Mugda police station, said Nargis Akhtar and her husband Rezaul used to live in a rented house in North Manda of Mugda while their three children stay in the village.On Friday midnight, one of her children made a phone call to their mother. As no one received the call, a relative came to the house on Saturday morning and found the door locked from the outside. Read: Woman doctor's body found with throat slit in Dhaka hotelHe broke open the door and found Nargis lying in a pool of blood and informed police.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a hospital morgue for an autopsy, added the SI."We are investigating the murder. However, we suspect a family feud behind the crime,” said the officer.
Police arrested five transport workers in connection with an incident of gang rape on a running bus in the Rajendrapur area of Gazipur.The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday on a moving bus of Taqwa Paribahan, said Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Sreepur Police Station.The identities of the arrestees are yet to be known.The victim and her husband boarded the bus from Bhogra to go to Sreepur. Near Rajendrapur, the other passengers were dropped leaving the victim and her husband alone. Read: Prime accused in Bagerhat gang rape case heldAt one point, the victim's husband was beaten and thrown off the bus and violated the woman.During the incident, the victim's mobile phone, and money were snatched.Later, the victim's husband complained to the police station.Police seized the bus and conducted a drive in the city and arrested them.Manjur Morshed, doctor of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital's emergency department said that the victim was admitted to the gynecology ward in the afternoon.
A 24-year-old woman was killed following a collision between two rickshaws, including a battery-run one, in the city’s Chawkbazar area early Thursday, said police. The deceased was identified as Umme Salma, 24, of Bhola district. She completed her post-graduation from Eden College recently. Salma’s cousin Md Hasan said she came to Dhaka this morning after Eid vacation and was going to her hostel at Azimpur from Sadarghat in a battery-run rickshaw with Hasan. The accident occurred around 4am when a wheel of their rickshaw got stuck in a hole in Islambag area and it overturned after being hit by another speeding rickshaw, leaving Salma seriously injured. Read: Four killed in Barishal road accident She was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared her dead on arrival, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH Police Outpost. The body was kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.
A woman was killed in a head-on collision between a van rickshaw and a power tiller tractor in Shibganj upzila of Chapainababganj on Saturday morning, police said. The deceased was identified as Lalbanu, 52, wife of Nabab Ali of the Jahurpur area of the upazila's Mobarrakpur union. READ: College student killed in Narayanganj road accident Chowdhury Jobayer Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Shibganj police station, said the accident in the Kansat Bashpatti area of the upazila around 8am left the woman on the rickshaw critically injured. "Locals rushed the woman to Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared her dead on arrival," he said.
A woman in Kurigram allegedly committed suicide over a family feud on Saturday morning. The deceased, Shahera Begum, 35, was the wife of Mohubor Ali of Hatiar Babur Char in the district's Ulipur upazila. According to locals, Shahera hanged herself from the ceiling of the family house over the long-standing feud with her husband. READ: Kurigram: 5 Indians freed after jail term for illegal entry Imtiaz Kabir, officer-in-charge of Ulipur police station said legal action would be taken in the case after an investigation.