A 55-year-old man was killed and three others-including two children, were injured as a boundary wall collapsed on them at a madrasa in Sadar upazila’s Chakfarid area of Bogura early today. The deceased was identified as Ainul Haq, a nightguard of the Jamil Madrasa and a resident of Charnandia's village of Sirajganj. The injured are Mst. Mukta, 35, a parent of a student, and two students- Md. Hamim, 12, and Kahalur Md. Meftajul,5. ASI Abdur Rahman of Bogura Sadar police station said a team of firefighters rescued and rushed them to the Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College. Also Read: DSCC declares collapsed building in Science Lab area as 'risky' According to locals, the boundary wall had been tilting outward for several months before the accident. Legal action will be taken in accordance with the deceased’s family, police said.
A 42-year-old widow has been allegedly raped in Shajahanpur upazila of the district after being led on with the lure of marriage. The victim lodged a complaint against the alleged rapist Sirajul Islam Pintu,55, son of late Mortaz Uddin of Domonpukur village of Majhira union. According to the complaint, the victim was living alone with her lone child after her husband almost 15 years ago. Pintu had been stalking the victim for the last couple of months to marry her. At one stage, she agreed to marry him and she was promised to perform Hajj with him after marriage. As their marriage was fixed, Pintu called her several times to meet him but the woman expressed her inability to meet alone. Following this, on February 23, a woman identified herself as Pintu's sister called the victim and asked her to come to their Colony house in Bogura town to buy bridal attires and cosmetics. So, she went there and found Pintu alone at home. Finding alone, Pintu raped her. After this, the victim pressurised Pintu to marry her. However, Pintu refused to marry her. Finding no other alternative the victim filed a complaint with Bogura sadar police on Friday morning alleging rape. The investigating officer of the case SI Aminur Islam of Banani Police Outpost of Bogura Sadar Police Station said that a case of rape has been registered in this regard. Legal action will be taken after the investigation, he added.
Two children were burned to death in a fire that broke out at their house in Bhutmari village under Dhunat upazila of Madaripur district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Siyam Hossain, 5, and Mostakim Ali, 3 -- sons of Liton Mia. Hamidul Islam, team leader of Dhunat Fire Service, said that the siblings died before the fire service team reached the spot after being called from 999. According to locals, the fire was caused by an electric short circuit, he added. Robiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Dhunat Police Station, said that a police team visited the spot.
The nomination papers of Ashraful Hossain Alam alias Hero Alam, who has collected papers for contesting the upcoming by-elections for Bogura-4 and Bogura-6 constituencies as independent candidate, were turned down by the Election Commission on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Saiful Islam said the nomination papers of eleven candidates including Hero Alam were cancelled as the Election Commission found mismatched documents against their affidavits. If there is any objection, he/she can file an appeal against it, he said. Also Read: Accept Hero Alam’s nomination, HC orders EC When talking, Hero Alam said “I will file an appeal and if my nomination papers prove valid, I will contest for the two constituencies.” Hero Alam has collected nomination papers for contesting the upcoming by-election for Bogura-4 and Bogura-6 constituencies as an independent candidate. The Election Commission has announced the date of the by-election in the vacant post for February 1. Hero Alam contested for Bogura-4 (Kahalu-Nandigram) constituency as an independent candidate in the 11th national election. He got 638 votes. Also Read: Bogura by-election: Hero Alam collects nomination On December 2, 2018, the nomination paper of much-talked-about independent candidate for Bagura-4 seats Ashraful Alam alias Hero Alam was turned down by the Election Commission as he could not properly submit the signatures of one percent voters of his constituency. Later, he filed an appeal petition challenging the Election Commission’s decision which was rejected by the Appellate Division. The Supreme Court declared his nomination legal. Hero Alam also failed to collect nomination paper from Jatiya Party for the by-elections.
Members of Detective Branch (DB) arrested five people for misappropriating 18 Metric Tonnes (MT) of urea fertilizer by conducting drives in several areas of Bogura district overnight into Saturday morning. The arrestees are Al Amin alias Alauddin, 35, son of late Abdul Promanik of Shahjahanpur upazila, Abdul Alim, 50, son of late Dabir Anar of Nandigram upazila, Dhunat upazila’s Rafiqul Islam, 42, son of late Mondal, Mamunur Rashid Mamun, 48, son of late Afroza Begum, and Sajal, 35, son of late Azizar Sakidar. Ali Haider Swapon, superintendent of police (SP) of the district, said this at a press conference at his office on Saturday noon. SP Swapon said Ekata Transport’s trucker Alauddin started for Rangpur’s Buffer warehouse with 360 sacks of urea fertilizer weighing around 18 MT from Fenchuganj of Sylhet on September 25. Read: 238 MT of TSP fertilizers seized on suspicion of being counterfeit But Alauddin didn’t reach the warehouse he was supposed to with the consignment after passing a period of time. Nor did he respond to calls from the transport agency’s organizing secretary Abdus Samad Swapon, the SP said. Later, Samad lodged a complaint against Alauddin to the district police when he came to know that Alauddin had sold the consignment to one Rafiqul Islam of Dhunat upazila. The arrestees had long been involved in swindling goods of several companies when they were hired for transportation, he said. They were sent to a Bogura court upon filing a case by Abdus Samad against them, he said, adding that a drive is on to nab others in connection with the incident.
A sub-inspector (SI) was killed when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw he was in on Bogura-Naogaon regional highway in Sadar upazila of Bogura, said police on Monday. The deceased was identified as Bikash Chandra Sarker, 38, of Naogaon. He was posted in 4th Armed Police Battalion (APBn) in Cox's Bazar. The accident occurred on Sunday night, when a speeding truck hit the auto rickshaw on the highway while SI Bikash was returning from Chapainawabganj to his residence in Bogura, leaving the occupants of the auto rickshaw seriously injured, said Selim Reza, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bogura Sadar police station. Read:Traffic police killed in city road crash Later, locals rushed the injured to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital where the doctor declared Bikash dead, he added. Police couldn’t seize the killer truck as it fled immediately after the accident, said the OC. The body will be handed over to the deceased’s family after completing legal procedures, he added.
A crane operator was electrocuted to death and his helper sustained injuries while installing an electric pole in the Khamarbari area of Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nazim Uddin, 36, son of Taju Mia from Nemshikali village of Kutubdia upazila under Cox’s Bazar district. According to locals, a group of workers hired by contractor company Nesco Limited had been installing electric poles in various villages of the upazila for a long time. “The accident happened when the crane that Nazim and helper Harunur Rashid were operating came in contact with a live wire during the installation of a pole," said Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Adamdighi police station. Both of them were rushed to Adamdighi Upazila Health Complex where Nazim died of his injuries a little later, he added. "Harun is currently undergoing treatment at the health complex." Read: Father, son die from electrocution in B’baria
Two people were killed and four others injured when a speeding bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Bogura highway in Hamchayapur area of Bogura’s Sherpur upazila Thursday noon. One of the deceased was identified as driver of the three-wheeler Abdul Based, 30, son of Shahar Uddin from Birail village of Sherpur upazila’s Mirzapur union. Identity of the other deceased couldn’t be known immediately, said Shahadat Hossain, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sherpur Highway Police Outpost. He said the accident occurred when the bus rammed into the three-wheeler while giving side to a motorcycle coming from the wrong direction. The collision left six people travelling the three-wheeler critically injured. All of them were taken to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex for treatment where one of the injured died upon arrival. Read: Journo killed in Bogura road crash The rest were transferred to Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital (SZMC) where another person breathed his last a while later. The remaining four are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. Although the bus driver and his helper managed to flee, police seized the bus, said AKM Baniul Anam, In-charge of Sherpur Highway Police Outpost.
A local journalist was killed while four other people sustained injuries when a truck crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Shahjahanpur upazila of Bogura, police said on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Golam Nabi Rahman, a resident of the district. He worked as a journalist with local daily 'Dainik Kaler Khobor'. All the injured are aged between 50 and 70, said police. Read: Two traders killed in Rangamati road crash The accident occurred around 6pm on Wednesday when the truck, hired for a project of the Roads and Highways Department on Shakpala Road, hit the auto on the stretch as the three-wheeler was heading towards the town, police said. "The crash left all five occupants of the auto seriously injured," said Raju Kamal, a sub-inspector at Koigari police outpost. The injured were rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital, where Golam Nabi succumbed to his injuries around 9pm, he added.
A minor girl died of snakebite in Nandigram upazila of the district Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Sohamoni, 3, daughter of Abdus Sattar of Doupukuria village in the upazila. Morshedul Bari, chairman of Bhatra union parishad, said the child was playing at the backyard of its house in the morning. Read: Couple dies from snakebites in Rajshahi Suddenly, a venomous snake bit the child while playing there, leaving her injured. She was rushed to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced her dead, the chairman added.