Police recovered the hanging body of a woman from Dattabari Madhyapara village in Sirajganj sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased was Farzana Khatun,18, wife of Md Ratan of the village. Read : Woman’s hanging body found in Khulna Md Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj sadar police station said locals found the body hanging from the ceiling at her house and informed the police. Police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to Sirajganj Bangamata SheikhFajilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital morgue for post mortem. Read : Mother, minor daughter found hanging in Mymensingh house The reason of her death will be known once the post mortem report is received, he added. A case was filed in this regard. Swapna Begum, mother of the deceased, said her daughter got married to Ratan, a weaver by profession, two years ago. Read : Woman’s hanging body recovered, ex-husband arrested in Magura “Everything was fine. Torture of Farzana started when sister-in-law came home from Dhaka. Farzana used to say that she was threatened with death,” she said. She claimed that her daughter was killed and hanged.
Two brothers and a sister were killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and an ambulance on Dhaka-Bagura Highway in Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj on Monday evening, said police. Mashiur Rahman, 40, his brother Abdul Baten, 38, and their sister Ranu Akter, 22, were offspring of Manik Uddin of Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district. Identities of the injured could not be known immediately. SM Badrul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway police station, said the accident occurred around 6pm when the Bagura-bound bus from Dhaka collided with the capital-bound ambulance carrying patients from Panchagarh on the highway in Ghurka area, leaving trio dead on the spot and two others including the ambulance driver injured. Read more: 5 killed in Sirajganj road crash The injured were rushed to the nearby Upazila Health Complex where they are undergoing treatment, he said. The bodies were fetched to the police station and will be handed over to their family after legal procedure, the OC added.
If the highway renovation work in Sirajganj is not completed soon, there are chances of massive traffic jam, and homebound Eid holiday makers would have to endure extreme difficulties. As construction work on the highway continues, district police have identified 14 high-risk areas. Proposals have been submitted to the authorities concerned for the renovation of 20 bridges spanning about 51 km of the Chandaikona highway from the west side of the Bangabandhu Bridge to Hatikumrul. There is risk of severe traffic congestion at the 14 high-risk points. Every year before Eid, all the vehicles carrying homebound commuters pass through the Bangabandhu Bridge-West Highway. As a result, there is extra pressure on this highway. Read More: Advance sale of train tickets for Eid travellers starts Friday It is expected that the roads on this route will be repaired by the second week of this month. Bus and truck drivers, in particular, say that if the work on the highway is completed, there will be relief during Eid journey. People of 16 districts of north Bangladesh use this highway to go home from Dhaka during Eid. Every day, 16,000 to 20,000 vehicles use this highway, and during Eid, 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles ply it. Work is underway to widen and repair the four-lane highway – connecting the west side of the Bangabandhu Bridge. It has already caused traffic congestion and slow movement on the highway. Besides, the north lane of the newly constructed Nalka Bridge has been opened, but the Dhaka-facing lane has been closed. Traffic is moving through the risky old bridge. The contractor, Akhter JV Project’s Manager Ekhlas Uddin said that discussions have already been held with the Sirajganj Superintendent of Police. Read More: Special train service on Joyedbpur-Panchagarh route for RMG workers for Eid: BR On the highway, potholes will be repaired soon. New four-lane roads have been opened in different parts of the highway. Officials of the local Roads and Highways Department said the renovation work on the risky points on the highway has been supervised. Badrul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station, said two rounds of discussions were held among the district police, officials of SASEC-2, and officials of the contractor company. They have assured to complete the repair work soon. On the occasion of Eid, 10 mobile teams and 16 picket teams will work on the highway. In addition, mikes and digital sign will be installed. Sirajganj Traffic Inspector (Administration) Salekuzzaman Khan said they spoke to the district police regarding ensuring smooth flow of traffic before Eid. There will be 15 to 18 mobile teams on the highway. Work has already started to ease the traffic congestion. Senior police officials mentioned that arrangements have been made to make the Eid journey of the homebound people uninterrupted. Read More: Eid journey: Nat’l Committee demands bike ban on highways for 9 days
Two people were killed and three others injured in a road crash on Sirajganj-Kazipur road at Chilgachha intersection in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Anwar Hossain, 42, son of Aynul Haque and Fazlul Haque, 30, son of Lal Chan of the upazila. The accident occurred in the afternoon when a battery-run auto-rickshaw hit a motorbike and a human hauler coming from opposite direction, leaving one dead on the spot and four others injured, said Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station. Also read: Patient among 6 dead as ambulance crashes into truck in Shariatpur The injured were taken to Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital where the doctors declared one dead. A case was filed in this connection.
An elderly woman died who suffered from burn injuries while trying to stay warm by igniting bonfires in Sirajganj.Five days after the incident, Jahura Begum, 71, died while receiving treatment at the Sirajganj 250 Bed Bongamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.Md. Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Sadar police station, confirmed the incident occurred on Monday, 9 January, while the victim was warming herself by lighting a fire. Also read: Gopalganj woman who ‘set on fire by brother-in-law’ diesHer family rescued and rushed her to the hospital in serious condition.The dead body of the deceased was handed over to the family as no complaint was filed, he said.A case has been filed in this regard at the police station, he added.
At least 29 people were injured, including 23 with gunshot wounds, in a clash between two groups over releasing a land deed in Sadar upazila of the district on Monday noon. Twenty-one bullet-hit people have been admitted to Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital. Md Humanyun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said there had been an argument between one Rubel Sarker of Baotara village under Chhaydabad union and deed writer Alam Hossain over releasing a deed for a long time. The duo locked into an altercation over the matter at noon which descended to armed violence within a few minutes when supporters from both sides joined it, the OC said. One of the fellows of Rubel named Arif, who was equipped with his licensed pistol, opened fire on his opponents leaving 23 people bullet-hit, on several parts of the body. Also read: Jubo League leader killed in clash over disputed land in Pabna Arif, son of ward No.6 member Hamid of Chhaydabad union, was detained soon after the clash, the OC said. An additional number of the police personnel were deployed in the area to ward off any further escalation, the police officer added.
Two people were killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj's Sadar and Raiganj upazilas on Friday night and Saturday morning. In Sadar upazila, an engineer of the Bangabandhu Railway Bridge project was killed after being hit by a truck in Mulibari Railgate area on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Hamidur Rahman, 28, son of Chand Mandol of Kumiradanga village of Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district. The accident occurred when the truck hit Hamidur, leaving him dead on the spot, said Md. Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station. A case was filed in this regard, added the OC. Also Read: 3 family members among 5 dead in accident involving truck, pick-up and microbus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway In another accident in Raiganj, a man was killed and four others suffered injuries after a bus rammed a rickshaw van on Saturday, police said. The deceased Kanai Haldar,30, son of Shri Rampada Haldar of Kalinja Haladarpara village of Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj. Police said the accident occurred in the morning as they were going to Sadar upazila from Kalinja of Raiganj upazila in the van along with others. When they reached the town's court mosque area, the speeding bus hit their vehicle, killing Kanai Haladar on the spot, he added. Among the injured, Rampada Haladar, father of the deceased Kanai Haladar was sent to Bogura in critical condition. Three others were admitted to the Bongamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj, said the OC.
A man was killed and 27 people were injured when a train hit a bus on a level crossing near Shaheed Mansur Ali Station in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj district early Thursday. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Bazar Railway Police Station, said the Rajshahi-bound inter-city train ‘Padma Express’ from Dhaka hit the Dhaka-bound bus from Thakurgaon while it was passing the level crossing at Kaddar intersection around 4:30 am, leaving one killed on the spot and 27 others injured. Read more: Noakhali Chhatra Dal leader killed as covered van rams motorcycle The accident occurred when the bus tried to pass the level crossing hurriedly amid dense fog. The gateman was found absent. Rail communication of Dhaka with northern parts of the country has been suspended as the engine of the train went out of order after the accident. The injured were taken to Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.
Harvesting of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy is going on in the full swing in Sirajganj and farmers are happy seeing a bumper yield and good prices this season. According to Agriculture Department this year’s T-Aman paddy production in nine upazilas of Sirajganj will exceed the target as the farmers have brought more land under cultivation exceeding the target of 74,670 hectares. Season’s highest amount of T-Aman saplings were planted at Tarash, Ullapara, Shahjadpur, Rayganj, Kamakhand and Sirajganj sadar upazilas. Read more: 90% of haor paddy harvested: Deputy Minister Hares Ali, a farmer from Tarash upazila said, they started planting seeds creating seedbeds immediately after flood water receded. “After that in August we started planting the saplings in fields. Though the fertilizer and irrigation cost was high this year we are happy getting bumper production,” he said. The purchase and sale of paddy has already started in various markets of the district. Read more: 50pc of haor paddy already harvested: Minister “Currently, per mound of paddy is being sold at Tk 1300 to 1400 in the market which is comparatively higher than the previous year,” said Abdul Baten, a farmer from Ullapara upazila. Already the hay traders have started visiting villages and the markets to buy straw and farmers are expecting a good price from it too. Babul Kumar Sutradhar, deputy director of the district Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said that the farmers were given timely advice to cultivate T-Aman in the current season. “Due to the favorable weather condition, there has been a bumper yield. Almost half of the cultivated land in the district has already been harvested and the harvesting will be completed in the next 2-1 weeks,” he said.
Lightning strike killed nine agricultural workers and injured four others in Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila Thursday, according to police. 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 identities of the other deceased could not immediately be confirmed, he added. The workers were planting paddy seedlings when it started to rain heavily, Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ullapara Police Station, said. Read: Lightning strikes kill three in Kushtia, Natore "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."