Train derailment in Mymensingh: Rail communication resumes after 3 hrs
Rail Communication on Mymensingh-Netrakona –Chattogram route resumed on Sunday morning after three hours of suspension following derailment of a freight train in Balashpur in Mymensingh city on Sunday morning. A wagon of Dhaka-bound Mymensingh/Nasirabad Express train veered off the tracks this morning, said Mymensingh GRP Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Mohiuddin Ahmed. Read more: Freight train derails in Gazipur The rail communication on Netrakona-Bhairab-Chattogram route along with Mymensingh was suspended due to the derailment, he said. On information, a relief train from Kewatkhali loco shadow went to the scene and salvaged the derailed wagon, he added.
Girl from Netrakona gang-raped inside bogie at Kamalapur station
Police arrested five youths on charge of gang-raping a 17-year-female girl inside a bogie of an inter-district train stationed in the city's Kamalapur railway station early Saturday.Of the arrestees, two have given confessional statement about their involvement in the gang rape before a Dhaka court, police says. However, another perpetrator known as Imran has been absconding since the incident.The arrestees were identified as Nazmul, 25, Anwar, 20, Naim, 25, Sumon, 21, and Ruman alias Kalu,22. Read: Young girl gang raped in ChattogramQuoting the 17-year old female juvenile, police said the victim hailing from a village of Netrokona reached Kamalapur police station by an inter-district train at around 8:30 pm on Friday night.She came to Dhaka leaving her village home after a quarrel with her parents, said OC of Kamalapur railway police station Ferdous Ahmed.As she had no specific destination, she was waiting at Platform no-2. Absconding Imran struck up a conversation with her and asked her to stay inside the bogie at Platform No-1 saying that it will be safe for her.Later at around 12:30 am, Imran along with 4-5 others went to the bogie and raped her forcibly. When a railway security guard was passing near the bogie, the perpetrators fled the scene in fear.The security guard rescued the girl and handed her over to Kamalapur railway police in the morning. Later, the police arrested the five youths from the station area identified by the victim.A victim filed a case with Kamalapur railway police station. Police produced the arrested five youths before a Dhaka Court on Saturday afternoon. Of them, two - Naim and Sumon - gave confessional statements on their involvement in the gang rape incident, said the OC. All of the accused were sent to jail, while police are still hunting for absconder Imran.
Netrakona’s Khalilur gets death penalty for crimes against humanity in 1971
International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday (September 13, 2022) sentenced fugitive criminal Md Khalilur Rahman from Netrakona for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of 1971. A three-member tribunal led by Justice Shahinur Islam pronounced the death sentence. Public Prosecutor Rana Dasgupta and Rezia Sultana represented the state during the hearing while state appointed lawyer Gazi MH Tamim appeared for the accused. Also read: 5 get death sentence for raping teenage girl in Khulna PP Rezia Sultana said three of the four accused in this case died during the trial. The tribunal gave death sentence to Khalilur, then commander of Al Badr, in his absence on Tuesday as he has been absconding, said the PP. On January 30, 2017, in a press briefing of the probe agency final report on the accused was published. Also read: 2 sentenced to death in absentia for murder in Gopalganj At first the case had five accused but one of them, Ramzan Ali, died before the trial began. Other three accused that died during the trial were Khalilur’s brother Azizur Rahman, Ashq Ali and Md Shahnewaz, all residents of Noagaon union in Netrakona. Charges of illegal detention, torture, abduction, looting, arson, vandalism, attempted rape, rape, murder and genocide in 1971 were brought against the accused in this case. Read Fugitive death-row war criminal held in city The charge sheet mentioned that 22 people were killed, one was raped, one attempted rape, two of the four abducted being tortured in a camp, 14 or 15 houses being looted and arson at seven houses. Death row convict Khalilur was a member of Islami Chhatra Sangha who joined the Razakar forces during the war. Later, he became commander of Al Badr in Chandigarh union. He was known to be a supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Netrakona govt officer stand released for alleged sexual assault
Netrakona Social Welfare officer has been stand released from his post on allegations of sexual harassment of some female college students. Abdullah Al Mamun, the alleged officer of sadar upazila was transferred to Sunamganj district on August 2, after the victim students of Social Welfare Department from Netrakona Government Women's College submitted a written complaint, said the authority. The complaint was submitted to the Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Department. Read: Benapole press club president gets death threat According to the complaint, a total of 12 students of the college joined the Social Welfare office for 60 days from July as trainees. Since their joining, alleged Abdullah Al Mamun was sexually harassing them with the threat of decreasing their marks. When contacted, Abdullah Mamun accepted the punitive measure taken against him but refused giving any statement in this regard to the UNB reporter on Sunday.
Floods in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrakona likely to deteriorate further in 24 hours: Forecast
The flood situation in the Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona districts may further deteriorate in the next 24 hours, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre on Friday. Water levels in 13 points of the country’s rivers are flowing above the danger level and in the next 24 hours, the water level of Teesta may remain near or above the danger level The flood condition may further worsen in the low-lying areas of Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur, and Kurigram districts, it said. Also read: Flood in Sylhet: PDB warns for life safety All the major rivers of the country are in spate. According to the numerical weather forecast of meteorological agencies, there is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall (somewhere very heavy) at some places of the northern and north-eastern regions of the country along with adjoining states of Assam, Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal of India in next 72 hours. Also read: Worsening floods threaten power supply in Sylhet: officials As a result the Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma, the Surma, the Kushiyara, the Teesta, the Dharla, the Dudkumar and all other major rivers may continue swelling in the next 48 hours , said the forecast.
2 killed in bus-truck collision in Netrakona
Two people were killed and 25 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck on Mymensingh regional road in Netrakona district early Monday, said police. The deceased were identified as bus driver Sobuj Mia and supervisor Suhel Mia. Also read: SI returning with accused following drive killed in Moulvibazar road crash; 8 injured The accident occurred when a Chattogram-bound bus collided head-on with a paddy-laden truck in Challisha area around 5am, leaving the bus driver dead on spot, said Zahurul Islam, sub-inspector (SI) of Netrakona Model police station. The bus supervisor succumbed to his injuries on the way to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital (MMCH). The injured are undergoing treatment at Netrokona Adhunik Sadar Hospital and MMCH, said Mamun Mia, deputy assistant director of Netrakona Fire Service. Also read: 13 industrial cops hurt in Ctg road crash The bodies were sent to Adhunik Sadar Hospital morgue, said SI Zahurul. Traffic on Netrokona-Mymensingh road remained suspended for two hours after the accident, he added.
Boro crops go under water in Netrakona
Boro crops on 500 acres land of haor areas in Khalijuri upazila of Netrakona district went under water due to the onrush of hill water. If the situation continues for one week more, 21,000 hectares of crops land will be submerged, said local people. Read: Untimely rain damages crops in Faridpur Already 1013 hectares of land have been damaged by the hill water from March 30 to April 2, according to the upazila agriculture officials. Monir Hossain, a farmer of Khaliajuri sadar upazila headquarters said the hill water entered into the low lands of Kirtankhola haor, Chinai Haor, Badiarchar Haor, Taktarer Haor, Manijan Haor, Lebria Haor, Hemnagar Haor, Gangabando Haor, Nayakhal Haor, Bagani Haor, and Dakatikhal Haor, damaging boro crops. Twenty acres of boro crops have been damaged by the onrush of hill water, he said. This year, a total of 21,120 hectares of land have been brought under boro cultivation. The farmers also feared damage if the situation continues. ML Soikat, Executive engineer of Netrakona Water Development Board, said the resource of the hill water is Cherapunji in India and the water enters through Dhanu River after crossing Jadukata and Surma rivers in Sunamganj district. The water level of Dhanu River increased six feet while in the past three hours it has increased by three feet more. Read: Incessant showers damage lentil, wheat & mustard crops in Narail Netrakona Deputy Commisioner Kazi Mohamamd Abdur Rahman, said every year, the local administration has built an embankment for protecting floods and on line with that, the dam was constructed maintaining a fixed height. We are taking preparation to make a list of the affected farmers for providing necessary assistance from the government, he said.
Cop among two killed in bike crash in Netrakona
A joy ride turned tragic for three friends, one of them a police officer, on Wednesday evening, as their bike crashed into a tree in Netrakona, killing two of them on the spot. The accident occurred on Kalmakanda-Lengura Road in the Phulbaria area of the district's Kalmakanda upazila around 4pm. Read: Engineer killed, 4 hurt in Chattogram road crash The deceased were identified as Zahirul Islam Sabuj, 46, an assistant sub-inspector, and Insan Uddin, 30, both residents of Nakla upazila in Sherpur district. The other rider -- Sumon Mahmud, 23 -- sustained injuries in the accident. Akbar Ali Munshi, superintendent of Netrakona Police, told UNB that the three friends were riding the bike home from the border area of Lengura, where the Mausoleum of Seven Martyrs is located, when it crashed into the roadside tree at a high speed. The impact of the crash was such that the two died on the spot. "Sumon is being treated at Durgapur Upazila Health Complex," he added.
Three killed in Netrakona road crash
Three people were killed and two others injured when a pickup van crashed into a stationary truck on the Netrakona-Mymensingh highway of Sadar upazila in the early hours of Saturday. The deceased were identified as Rony Mia, 20, son of Sabuj Mia, Tofazzal Mia, 1 4, son of Shafiqul Islam of Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district, and Abu Chan Mia, 28 of Netrakona. Police said the accident occurred at 2.45am when the Gazipur-bound fish-laden pickup van coming from Sunamganj rammed the sand-laden truck parked along the highway in Chalissha Bagra Bazar of Sadar upazila. "The crash was the result of the van driver losing control of the speeding vehicle. While two fish traders were killed on the spot, three others sustained injuries," said Khandaker Shaker Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Netrakona Model Police Station. The injured were taken to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital, where Chan Mia was declared dead on arrival. "A probe has been ordered into the accident," the OC said.