2 physicians, 2 others sued over newborn theft from hospital in Rajshahi
A case has been filed under the Human Trafficking Act against four people, including two physicians, on charge of stealing newborns in Rajshahi. Syeda Tamanna Akhtar, a resident of Talaimari area in the city, lodged the case at Rajpara Police Station on Sunday. Sub-Inspector Kajal Nandi from Rajpara Police Station said the accused in the case include Dr. Nishat Anam Barna from the Gynecology Department of Rajshahi Royal Hospital and Dr. Ali Chowdhury Rimon from the Anesthesia Department of the same hospital. Police are currently conducting an investigation into the matter, he said. According to the case statement, Syeda Tamanna visited Royal Hospital in Lakshmipur area of the city last Thursday with labor pains. Based on the doctor's advice, she was admitted to the hospital around 2 pm and taken to the Operation Theater (OT) around 3 pm. After spending an hour in the OT, she was discharged. The doctors informed them that there was no baby in her womb after the operation. The patient and her family members said that she was expecting twins. They claimed that after being taken to the OT and receiving anesthesia, she gave birth, but the hospital staff allegedly stole her baby. Tamanna said the ultrasound report confirmed that she was carrying a boy and a girl. “If it was stillborn, they should have at least given it to me. Why did I carry a baby for 9 months and 12 days if my baby isn't here?” she said. Dr. Ali Chowdhury Rimon said that the patient's condition was critical. He heard from her brother that she was carrying twins, and even the patient believed she had a baby in her womb. Therefore, he administered an anaesthetic injection. Dr. Nishat Anam Barna claimed that a woman arrived at the hospital showing all the signs of pregnancy. Before an examination could take place, she went into labor. “The patient's relatives failed to provide any documents or seek advice,” she said.
Case filed against AL leader, 32 others over former Jubo League, BCL leaders’ murders in Laxmipur
A case has been filed against 33 people including local Awami League leader Abul Kashem Zihadi in connection with the murders of former Jubo League leader Noman and former Chhatra League leader Rakib. Mahfuzur Rahman, local UP chairman and elder brother of one of the deceased, filed the case against 18 identified and 14-15 unidentified people with Chandraganj Police Station around 1 am on Thursday. Abul Kashem Zihadi, organizing secretary of Chandraganj upazila unit of Awami League was among the accused. No one has been arrested in this connection but a drive is on to arrest the accused. Also read: 2 former Juba and Chhatra League leaders shot dead in Laxmipur On April 25, Abdullah Al Noman, 35, former general secretary of district unit of Jubo League and Rakib Imam, 28, former organising secretary of the district unit of Chhatra League were shot to death allegedly in an attack by their rivals over establishing supremacy in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur.
Trial opens in E. Jean Carroll’s rape lawsuit against Trump
A nearly 30-year-old rape claim against Donald Trump went to trial Tuesday as jurors in the federal civil case heard a former advice columnist’s allegation of being attacked in a luxury department store dressing room. The former president says nothing happened between them. E. Jean Carroll will testify that what unfolded in a few minutes in a fitting room in 1996 “would change her life forever,” one of her lawyers, Shawn Crowley, said in an opening statement. “Filled with fear and shame, she kept silent for decades. Eventually, though, silence became impossible,” Crowley said. And when Carroll broke that silence in a 2019 memoir, the then-president “used the most powerful platform on Earth to lie about what he had done, attack Ms. Carroll’s integrity and insult her appearance.” Trump — who wasn't in court but hasn't ruled out testifying —- has called Carroll a “nut job” who fabricated the rape claim to sell her book. Defense attorney Joe Tacopina told jurors Tuesday that her story was wildly implausible and short of evidence. He accused her of pursuing the case for money, status and political reasons, urging the jurors from heavily Democratic New York to put aside any animus they themselves might hold toward the Republican ex-president and ex-New Yorker. Also Read: Rape lawsuit trial against Donald Trump set to get underway “You can hate Donald Trump. That’s OK. But there’s a time and a secret place for that. It’s called a ballot box in an election. It’s not here in a court of law,” Tacopina told the six-man, three-woman panel. “Nobody’s above the law, but no one is beneath it.” The trial stands to test Trump's “Teflon Don” reputation for shaking off serious legal problems and to reprise accounts of the type of sexual misconduct that rocked his 2016 presidential campaign as he seeks office again. Trump denies all the claims, saying they are falsehoods spun up to damage him. The trial comes a month after he pleaded not guilty in an unrelated criminal case surrounding payments made to bury accounts of alleged extramarital sex. Carroll's suit is a civil case, meaning that no matter the outcome, Trump isn't in danger of going to jail. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a retraction of Trump statements that she alleges were defamatory. Among his comments: “She’s not my type," which her lawyers say was tantamount to calling her too unattractive to assault. Jurors — whose names are being kept secret to prevent potential harassment — range in age from 26 to 66 and include a janitor, a physical therapist and people who work in security, health care collections, a library, a high school and other settings. They were questioned about their news-watching habits (which vary from watching “everything” to ignoring it all), political donations and support for any of a roster of right- and left-wing groups. They were asked, too, whether they used Trump’s social media platform, read Carroll’s former Elle magazine column and even if they’d seen Trump’s former reality show “The Apprentice” — and whether any of these and other matters would make it difficult for them to be fair. Carroll, 79, is expected to testify as soon as Wednesday that a chance encounter with Trump, 76, turned violent, and that he defamed her when responding to the rape allegations. She says that after she ran into the future president at Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman on an unspecified spring Thursday evening in 1996, he invited her to shop with him for a woman's lingerie gift before they teased one another to try on a bodysuit. Carroll says they ended up alone together in a store dressing room, where Trump pushed her against a wall and raped before she fought him off and fled. Her suit argues that she was psychologically scarred by the alleged attack, and then subjected to an onslaught of hateful messages and reputational damage when Trump painted her as a liar. “This case is Ms. Carroll's chance to clear her name, to pursue justice,” Crowley said. Tacopina countered that it was “an affront to justice.” He suggested her account of being violently raped in the Fifth Avenue store, with no one around, was preposterous. Also, Tacopina noted, there was no record that Carroll had any injuries, sought out a doctor or therapist, asked the store about surveillance video or even wrote about the alleged attack in her diary. “It all comes down to: Do you believe the unbelievable?” he asked in his opening statement. Also Read: Trump's day in court as criminal defendant: What to know Jurors are also expected to hear from two other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Trump. The jury will also see the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump is heard asserting that celebrities can grab women sexually without asking. Carroll's allegations normally would be too old to bring to court. But in November, New York state enacted a law allowing for suits over decades-old sexual abuse claims. The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Carroll has done.
Shakib Khan files another case against producer Rahmat Ullah
Dhallywood actor Shakib Khan has filed another case against film producer Rahmat Ullah under the Digital Security Act. Judge AM Zulfiqar Hayat of the Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka on Monday, ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report on June 6 after taking Shakib’s statement. Shakib’s lawyer Khairul Hasan said Shakib Khan came to the court around 1:45 pm to file a case. Then he went to court to give a statement. On March 23, Shakib filed a case with the CMM court against Rahmat Ullah on charges of murder attempt and extortion. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Arfatul Rakib recorded his statement and summoned Rahmat Ullah to appear before the court on April 26. Read: I was blamed even though I did nothing wrong: Shakib Khan Later Shakib Khan then went to the Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka to file a case under the Digital Security Act. However, he could not file the case on that day as the time to file the case had passed. The judge asked him to come to court today. Earlier on March 19, Shakib went to the Detective Branch (DB) office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and filed a written complaint against Rahmat Ullah who brought a rape allegation against him. On March 15, Rahmat Ullah filed a written complaint against the actor in the Bangladesh Film Artists Association, accusing him of sexual misconduct and raping an Australian woman, a co-producer of the film "Operation Agneepath".
Clash between Rajshahi University students and locals: Case filed against 300
Police filed a case against 250-300 unidentified people in connection with Saturday’s clash between Rajshahi University (RU) students and local people. Sub-inspector of Motihar Police Station Amanat Ullah filed the case last night. Confirming the development, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Rafiqul Alam, said that police have filed a case with Motihar Police station against unnamed people. Read more: Those who set fire on rail line are outsiders: RU VC The authorities of Rajshahi University yesterday afternoon filed a case against more than 500 unnamed people in connection with Saturday’s clash. Following this case, police have arrested a businessman named Taslim Ali alias Peter (45). Moreover, the university authorities formed a 5-member probe committee to investigate into the incident. Pro Vice-chancellor Prof Humayun Kabir is leading the committee.
Case filed over death of N’ganj councillor’s wife
A case has been filed in connection with the death of a woman who was the first wife of a councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation on Monday.Jharna Haidar, mother of the deceased Sadia Islam, filed the case with Sadar Model Police Station on Monday, said Chai Lau Marma, additional superintendent of Narayanganj Police.Earlier on Sunday, Sadia, 30, first wife of councillor Shahajalal Badal, apparently committed suicide by jumping off the roof of a building at Chashara Balur Math in Narayanganj.Meanwhile, Detective Branch of police on Sunday detained Badal, who is the nephew of the notorious Nur Hossain, himself a former councillor but now a death row convict. Badal was released after interrogation.“Police are investigating the incident and legal steps will be taken if any complaint is filed,” said ASP Chai Lau.The autopsy of Sadia was conducted at Narayanganj General hospital on Monday. Dr Sheikh Farhad, resident medical officer of the hospital and Mafiz Uddin, conducted her autopsy.The reason behind her death will be known after getting a postmortem report.On February 8, 2022, Sadia in a press briefing at her residence alleged that Councillor Badal had 'abandoned' her and married another woman without taking her permission, as prescribed in Islamic law. According to the allegation of Sadia, she married Badal in 2007 and the couple were blessed with a child through IVF (In vitro fertilization). Councillor Badal denies the allegations against him.
Swechchhasebak League leader, 4 others sued over Gulshan shooting
A case has been filed against five people, including a leader of Swechchhasebak League leader, over firing in the capital’s Gulshan area that left two people wounded on Sunday. The accused are- Abdul Wahid Mintu, vice-president of Dhaka North city unit of Swechchhasebak League, his associates Arif Hossain and Monir Ahmed, and two others -- Shariful and Humayun. Read more: Pedestrian shot during clash in city’s Gulshan Aminul Islam, who sustained bullet injuries, filed the case at Gulshan police station on Sunday night, said Shakir Hasan, a sub-inspector (SI) of the police station. Police arrested Arif Hossain, Mintu and Monir Hossain along with 14 rounds of bullets, two magazines after the incident. Police also recovered seven bullet shells from the spot. “Efforts are on to arrest two others,” said the SI. On Sunday afternoon, Arif Hossain locked into an altercation with Alim, an employee of a shop named Alfa Departmental store, over transferring money worth Tk 75,000 through MFS (Mobile Financial Services) near Gulshan DCC Market at Gulshan-1 behind Gloria Jeans café. Alim claimed that he transferred the money as Arif asked him to send the money but later Arif denied to pay the money. Alim along with others kept Arif confined to the shop . At one stage, Arif called his brother-in-law Monir Hossain over phone. Monir along with Abdul Wahid Mintu and three others went to the spot. Mintu opened fire, leaving two people wounded, Abdul Ahad, deputy commissioner of Gulshan division, said. Read more: Rickshaw-puller shot dead over “trivial matter” in Pabna Aminul, a private car driver, sustained a bullet in his leg and van puller Abdur Rahim received slight injuries, he said. Aminul was taken to United Hospital. The gun which Mintu used for firing is licensed, said the police officer.
Police sue 114 BNP men in Faridpur
A case was filed on Thursday accusing up to 114 BNP leaders and activists involving clashes with ruling Awami League supporters during their mass sit-in-programme in the district on Wednesday. Raihan Kabir Nayeem, a sub-inspector of the Kotwali police station, filed the case naming 24 individuals and 70 to 80 unidentified individuals in this connection. Read more: BNP’s mass sit-in programme foiled in Faridpur The accused included Faridpur Metropolitan BNP Convener and President of the sit-in programme FM Kaium Jangi, district BNP’s Member Secretary AK Kibria Swapon and its Joint Convener Jilfiqar Hossain Jewel, among others. Police, however, arrested 13 BNP men and another unidentified man, and sent them to jail after court proceedings on Thursday. Expressing concern over the case filed against them, local BNP’s Convener Syed Modarrechh Ali said their supporters resisted the attackers of Awami and Juba League while they were holding the programme. He alleged that police had also fired bullets on them. “Police arrested our sons (party men), beat them and lodged a case against us in a way that the behaviour of the police is a barrier to democracy,” he said. On Wednesday, the mass sit-in programme of BNP and like-minded opposition parties was foiled as a group of youths wearing helmets attacked their protest event at Ambika Maidan of Faridpur district town. Read more: BNP, like-minded parties start mass sit-in protest Witnesses said a group of around 50 unidentified people wearing helmets attacked the leaders and activists of the BNP and other opposition parties when they gathered there to hold their programme. They hurled crude bombs and threw brick chips at the BNP men, triggering a chase and counter-chase between them.
Dialysis fee hike at CMCH: Police sue protesting kidney patients, arrest one
A case has been filed against some kidney patients and their relatives who have been protesting the recent hike in dialysis fee at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. Mostafizur Rahman, sub-inspector (SI) of Panchlaish police station, registered the case against Md Mostakim, a patient and 50 to 60 unidentified others around 12:30 am Wednesday. Inspector Sadekur Rahman of Panchlaish police station said the case was filed against the patients on charges of assaulting police and obstructing their work. Read more: Kidney patients, relatives block road in Ctg protesting hike in dialysis fee Five policemen were injured while trying to remove the protesters from road, he said. On Tuesday, police detained Mostakim from the CMCH during the patients’ demonstrations blocking road and obstructing vehicular movement, said Md Nazim Uddin Majumder, officer-in-charge (OC) of Panchlaish Police Station. The kidney patients and their relatives have been staging demonstrations in front of the dialysis centre of the hospital for the last four days protesting the hike in dialysis fee. The protesters said a patient needs dialysis eight times in a month and they have to pay Tk 2,795 first two times and Tk 510 for each of the rest. Now the hospital authorities raised the fee to Tk 2935 and the patients have to pay it four times and Tk 535 for each of the rest dialysis in a month, they said. Read more: Patients, relatives stage demonstrations at CMCH protesting hike in dialysis fee Kidney Dialysis Centre was launched at the hospital under the public-private partnership project in 2017 and it is now operating with 32 dialysis machines. According to the agreement with the Ministry of Health, Indian company Sandor will continue its operations at this center for ten years. The institution will use government space for this. A patient has to pay about Tk 3000 against kidney dialysis each time.
Police-BNP clash in Panchagarh: 81 named, 2000 unnamed sued
Police filed five cases against 81 named and around 2,000 unnamed people over a clash with BNP activists in Panchagarh on Saturday that left one BNP activist dead and at least 50 including policemen injured. The cases were filed by five sub-inspectors of Panchagarh sadar police station on Sunday, said SM Sirajul Huda, superintendent of Panchagarh police. Police detained eight BNP and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activists on Saturday night during a drive over the incident, he said. The cases were filed on allegation of obstructing government activities, beating government officials, creating anarchy and under the Explosive Substances Act, said Abdul Latif Mia, officer-in-charge of Panchagarh sadar police station. Read more: Govt selectively killing opposition leaders, activists: BNP Meanwhile the body of deceased Moyna Dighi Union BNP convener Abdur Rashid Arefin, 50, has been handed over to his family after an autopsy on Sunday, he said. District BNP member secretary Farhad Hossain Azad said, “Our brother has died. We will decide our next step after discussing with family and the party following Arefin’s burial.” On Saturday noon, as part of BNP’s movement for pressing home the 10-point demand it unveiled at its Dhaka divisional rally on December 10, the party's Panchagarh-based leaders and activists gathered at the local party office. Before they could bring out any procession though, the law enforcers released tear shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse the gathering, according to witnesses. Those who protested the police's actions were baton-charged. Read more: Another BNP activist killed during clash with police The BNP activists eventually dispersed, and then a series of chase-counter chase ensued, that continued for nearly 90 minutes. The BNP activists at this stage resorted to throwing brick chips at police. It was only after additional backup forces arrived in the evening, that the police were able to finally take control of the situation well after 6pm. Panchagarh SP SM Sirajul Huda, however, denied the allegation and claimed Arefin died of a heart attack.. He also claimed there were no signs of injury on Arefin’s body.