The body of a Bangladeshi businessman, who was shot to death by unidentified miscreants in South Africa on 22 February, has been buried at his family graveyard in Jagatpur village of Daganbhuiyan Upazila on Monday morning. Earlier, the body reached Dhaka around two o'clock on Sunday night. The deceased was Omar Faruq (Manik Azam Sazal), 43, son of late Nurul Amin and a resident of Feni's Daganbhuiyan upazila. Md. Hasan Imam, Officer-in-Charge of Daganbhuiyan Police Station, said that the deceased Omar Faruq was a businessman in South Africa for the last 18 years and he was also former general secretary of the Bangladeshi community of the state. Omar Faruq’s mother Kohinur Begum said that Faruq had a conflict with a local shopkeeper over some money transaction. Although it was agreed that Sajal would pay Tk5 lakh to the shopkeeper, he fell short by Tk10,000. Sajal was killed by the shopkeeper for money, she alleged, demanding justice for the murder of her son.
Police arrested four persons for realising Tk 1.85 lakh from an apparel businessman after he was abducted on October 7. Though police produced the arrestees with a remand prayer before a court on Tuesday, it sent them to jail fixing Wednesday for the hearing in this connection. Md Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of South Surma Police Station, confirmed the matter to UNB. Police had arrested them from Humayun Rashid Chattar in South Surma upazila by Monday, but only disclosed the matter today. The arrestees are Md Tamij Ali, 40, son of late Abdus Samad of Chhatak upazila, Topu Ranjan Dev, 35, son of late Romendra Narayan Dev of Kotwali, Md Sajjad Mia, 45, son of late Anrej Mia and Md Nayon Mia, 35, son of late Sheikh Majid Mia of an area under Sylhet airport police station. Read: 7 get 10 years jail for abduction in Khulna Police said the apparel businessman had been waiting for a bus to take him to Dhaka in front of the Al Safa Rest House, located within the upazila, around 5am on October 7. That’s when four persons riding two motorbikes abducted him and took him to a rest house in Zindabazar of the city, asking for Tk 3 lakh as ransom, the police said. The abductors were able to get Tk 85,000 off him, at the same time targeting his wife and pressuring her into transferring another Tk 1 lakh to them. After receiving the amount, the kidnappers released him around 2am on October 8. OC Kamrul said they arrested the abductors on Monday after the victim filed a case in this connection.
Miscreants gunned down a businessman at a tea stall in Sadar upazila of the district on Saturday evening, police said. The deceased has been identified as Ariful Islam, 25, son of Abdur Razzak of Khankhanapur’s Sardarpara in the upazila and poultry businessman. Local Abul Kalam said Ariful was sitting on a bench at a tea stall in front of Suraj Mohini Institute High School nearby Khankhanapur Union Parishad around 6pm. A group of miscreants on two motorbikes from Khankhanapur Bazar shot him dead, he said. He sustained bullet injuries in the head and chest causing immense bleeding, local Kalam depicted. Read: AL activist shot dead in broad daylight at Pabna tea stall Shawkat Hasan, inspector of Khankhanapur police investigation centre, said they have been working to unearth the reason for the murder and identify the killers. He also said they collected some samples from the spot where higher ups officers, including superintendent of police, visited.
A 50-year-old Bangladeshi-origin businessman live-streamed his suicide on Facebook in Dubai on Monday, blaming his business partner for forcing him to take the extreme step. The deceased was identified as Khairul Bashar, son of Badiul Alam from Fatikchari upazila in Chattogram, said his brother-in-law, Mohammad Saifuddin, chairman of Bakhtpur Union Parishad. Khairul went live on Facebook around 7pm on Monday and hanged himself, a shocking act that soon became viral, said his brother-in-law. Also read: Dinajpur youth commits suicide in front of lover Khairul lived in a rented accommodation in Lucky Round area of Dubai. He co-owned a mobile phone outlet in Dubai with another Bangladeshi-origin businessman from Suabil village of Fatikchari upazila, Rafik. In the video, Khairul blamed Rafik for his death saying he had occupied the shop and even took his (Khairul’s) car keys. Khairul also alleged that he was beaten up by Rafik. "I am committing suicide because of being cheated by my business partner," he said. Shoaib Shikder, panel chairman of Dharmapur UP, said that Khairul, in a recent Facebook post about his business, had hinted requested that he should be buried in the UAE, in a clear hint that he was contemplating suicide. Also read: Blackmail behind Sylhet college student's suicide; one sent to jail “We have asked the Fatikchari and Dharmapur expatriate council leaders to take legal action in this regard,” he said. Khairul is survived by his mother, wife and two children, he said.
A 45-year-old businessman was shot dead allegedly by some miscreants at Khamarerchar in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Kabir Hossain, son of Abdul Hai of Khamarerchar village. Deceased’s family members said the assailants attacked Kabir, a transport businessman, when he went to a garage for repairing his vehicle in Khamarerchar area at 12pm on Saturday. Also read: Rohingya man shot dead in Cox’s Bazar Later he ran and came on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway where the miscreants stabbed him indiscriminately and shot him, leaving him dead on the spot. On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body, said Safayet Hossain, officer-in-charge of Belabo Police Station. Also read: Bangladeshi man shot dead by Indian Khashias; BSF hands over body The body was sent to a hospital morgue for an autopsy, said the OC adding that the motive behind the killing could not be known immediately.
A 47-year-old Bangladeshi businessman was gunned down by an unidentified assailant in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States on Wednesday. Abu Saleh Mohammad Mahfuz Ahmed was from Noakhali and lived in Atlanta with his father Abu Taher, wife Mahmuda Begum, son Faruz Ahmed (4) and daughter Faiza Mahfuz (9), the deceased's younger brother Masum Ahmed told UNB. Saleh went to America about 12 years ago in search of a living after winning the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery or DV Lottery. He set up his own business in Georgia after working at a shop. On Wednesday morning Bangladesh time, a man fired bullets at him inside his shop, killing Saleh on the spot, Tarek Hasan, a Bangladeshi who lives in Georgia, said. Saleh's father said he will be buried at a local cemetery after funeral prayers in the small hours of Friday (Bangladesh time). Also read: Police make 'significant' arrest over London teacher's death
A Bangladeshi businessman has been shot dead by some unidentified gunmen in Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain, 63, of Munshiganj district. He was president of Bangladesh Garment Traders Association Philippines Corporation. Also read: 5 shot, unexploded devices found at NYC train station Anwar was attacked at Pasay City around Philippine time 8:37 pm on Thursday, confirmed Anwar Hossain's brother Abul Hossain to UNB. Anwar used to sell garments from Bangladesh in the Philippines. Efforts are underway to bring the body back to the country, said Abul Hossain. His family has appealed to the Bangladesh Embassy in Manila to take the issue up with the local authorities in the Philippines for a proper investigation into the killing so they get justice.
Bangladeshi businessman Abul Hossain has been elected President of Diplomacy for World Peace (DWP). Managing Director of Fazila Group and the Honorary Consul of Uganda to Bangladesh Abul Hossain has been appointed the DWP President for 2022-2023 at a meeting held in Washington DC, said a media release on Sunday. Also read: Nurul Hoque re-elected REMA Trust chairman Diplomacy for World Peace is a private and non-profit corporation aiming at resolving conflicts and promoting peace under the tagline of Peace through Diplomacy, it said. Abul Hossain is also involved in the activities of FBCCI, the apex trade body and the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) . As the President of DWP, Hossain in his term will extend his effort to expand the activities of the corporation to more countries, said the media release.
A businessman was found dead in his under-construction building at Jalalabad in Khulshi area of Chattogram on Monday. The deceased was identified as Nezam Pasha, 65, son of Abdur Rashid of Fatikchhari upazila. Read: Missing freedom fighter found dead in Chattogram Mohammad Shahinuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station, said local people found the body of Nezam on the ground floor of the under-construction building and informed the matter to police. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. The body bore several injury marks, said police. Nezam remained missing since he went to the building area on Sunday for clearing the wages of the construction workers. Read: Bodies of 2 newborns recovered in Chattogram However, the victim’s family claimed that some extortionists had demanded money from him and they also issued death threat.
Local residents in Gaibandha began an eight-hour strike on Thursday in protest against the murder of a businessman in the district. On April 20, Hasan Ali, the businessman, was found dead in the house of Masud Rana, an Awami League leader in the Khanka Sharif area of the district. Read: Out to relieve herself, woman kidnapped & gang raped in Gaibandha Moments before his death on the fateful day, Hasan sent an SMS to one of his relatives, alleging that Masood had abducted and tortured him, and also made him sign some papers in the presence of local policemen. The strike in protest against the killing began at 6 am and will remain in force till 2 pm. All shops in the area remained shut, while rickshaws and long-distance buses stayed off the roads. A group of protesters brought out a rally in the rail gate area of the district town in the morning, demanding justice for Hasan. Members of some political parties, businesses and socio-cultural organisations held various programmes in protest against the murder. Read: Action against 3 cops after businessman killed in Gaibandha 'Hasan Killing Protest Mancha’, a group, gave the strike call. Their demands include justice for Hasan's family and immediate removal of the officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Mahfuzur Rahman. On the basis of the businessman's text message, police lodged an FIR the same day and arrested Masud and recovered the body. The victim's wife subsequently filed a complaint at the local police station against Masud and footwear traders Rumen Haque and Khalilur Rahman Babu. In her complaint, the victim's wife alleged negligence on part of two police officers. On April 11, SI Muhammad Touhidul Islam formed an investigation committee to probe the murder. The panel has ASI Rahat Gawhari as convener, ASI (headquarters) Abul Khair and Inspector (D-1) Abdul Latif as members. Read: Trader found dead at Gaibandha AL leader’s house Masud has been suspended by his party. Besides, two police officers have been suspended while another was served a show-cause notice.