10 bodies recovered from Cox’s Bazar’ trawler: prime accused among 2 arrested, 64 sued
Two people including the prime accused on Tuesday were arrested in connection with the recovery of 10 bodies from a fishing trawler in the coastal area of the Bay of Bengal in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday. The arrestees are prime accused Baitta Kamal and No.4 accused Karim Sikdar. Md Mahfuzul Islam, superintendent of police (SP) of the district, said they arrested the duo from Maheshkhali’s Matarbari and adjoining area on Tuesday. During the primary interrogation, the arrestees admitted that they were involved with the killing of the 10 fishermen, the SP claimed. The arrestees will be produced before a court with a prayer for remand for unveiling more information about the sensational incident, the SP said. Earlier, Rokeya Akter, wife of one of the victims Shamsul Islam, filed a murder case accusing four identified individuals including the duo and 60 unidentified ones at Cox’s Bazar Sadar police station on Monday. Asked whether all the victims were pirates, he said, “It is not clear yet now, however deceased Shamsul Islam and Nurul Kabir were accused of drugs and robbery cases respectively.” Read more: 10 bodies recovered from fishing trawler in Cox’s Bazar Half-composed bodies of 10 people were recovered from the fishing trawler from Nazira point of Cox's Bazar sea beach on Sunday. The fishing trawler was towed to the shore by unidentified people. The trawler went missing two to three weeks ago. The trawler was caught in the net of another fishing trawler, which subsequently pulled it to Sonadia channel in Maheshkhali. Among them were Shamsul Alam, 23; Saiful Islam, 18; Sawkat Ullah, 18; Osman Gani, 17; Saifullah, 23; Parvez Musharraf, 14; Nurul Kabir, 28; Saiful Islam, 34; Mohammad Shahjahan, 35; and Tarek Zia, 25. The bodies were sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsies later.
Municipality mayor from Mirsarai among 3 injured in trawler shooting
Three people, including Baroiarhat municipality mayor of Chattogram's Mirsarai, sustained bullet injuries in an attack by miscreants near the Muhuri Project Friday morning. The injured are Baroiarhat Mayor and local Awami League leader Md Rezaul Karim Khokon, his assistant Ashok Sen and local Jubo League leader Sayeed Khan. Locals said there had been a dispute between two groups over the lifting of sand from the Feni River in the Muhuri Project area of Sonagazi upazila, Feni. A team led by Mayor Khokan was going to the project area in the morning to settle the dispute. A group of miscreants, "led by a local union parishad chairman," fired on the trawler Khokon and his associates were on in the river around 11am, leaving them critically injured, they said. Nur Hossain Mamun, officer-in-charge of Zorarganj Police Station of Mirsarai, said the injured were first taken to Mirsarai Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for better treatment. Read: Bullet injured Noakhali BCL leader dies at DMCH The mayor sustained multiple bullet wounds in the abdomen, waist and shoulder, he said, adding that they are looking into the matter. Our Feni correspondent added that there had been a long-running feud between the mayor and Fazilpur union parishad (UP) Chairman Mujibur Rahman of Feni Sadar upazila over the lifting of sand from the River Feni. Mujibur said he had no involvement in the attack as he had been in Dhaka for the last three days. "However, the locals told me that the mayor and his supporters got into a clash with them over the sand lifting." During a drive Tuesday, Sonagazi Upazila Nirbahi Officer SM Manjurul Hoque seized two dredgers, used for lifting of sand, of the UP chairman from the Kalmichar area. Khaled Hossain Daiyan, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station, said on information they rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. He said they would take legal action if any written complaint is made. Dr Mahmuda Akter of Mirsarai Upazila Health Complex said the mayor was shifted to the CMCH due to his critical condition.
Malaysia-bound trawler capsize: Death toll rises to 6
The death toll from Monday's Malaysia-bound trawler capsize rose to six, with the recovery of two more bodies from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night. However, the identities of the two deceased, both women believed to be in their 20s, could not be ascertained immediately. Md Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, said that on information, they recovered one body from the Shilkhali Sea beach and another from the South Shilkhali Sea beach, respectively, on Wednesday night. The bodies were sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for post-mortem, he said, adding that the bodies will be handed over to their families once their identities are ascertained. Read: Trawler capsize: 29 Rohingya refugees among 33 detained en route to Malaysia The Malaysia-bound trawler carrying over 100 Rohingya refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Monday. Some 45 Rohingya refugees have been rescued so far, while the bodies of five women and one child were also recovered from the sea later. Meanwhile, police filed a case against 24 human traffickers at the local police station on Wednesday. However, none has been arrested in connection with the case.
Man goes missing as goods trawler sinks in Meghna River
A man went missing when a trawler sank in the Meghna River in Chandpur district on Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as Delwar Hossain, 35, driver of the trawler. Md Quamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Chandpur river police station, said the Shariatpur-bound goods-laden trawler with four people including its driver sank in the river near Meghna-Dakatia estuary. Read: Two dead, two others missing in Noakhali trawler capsize All but the driver of the trawler went missing while the others managed to swim ashore. A complaint has been lodged in this connection.
Cox’s Bazar trawler capsize: bodies of two among missing eight recovered
Members of the Coast Guard (CG) on Saturday recovered bodies of two fishermen from the Bay of Bengal a day after a fishing trawler carrying 19 fishermen capsized amid the low depression in the sea on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Abu Tayeb, and Saiful Islam, were residents of Khurushkul union in the Cox’s Bazar town. M Hamidul Islam, contingent commander of the CG East Zone in the Cox’s Bazar Station, said on information they recovered the bodies of Tayeb and Saiful from Maheshkhali and Sonadia channels respectively on Saturday afternoon. Read: Two dead, two others missing in Noakhali trawler capsize Mentionable, the fishing trawler ‘MB Mayer Dua’ carrying the 19 fishers capsized due to unrest in the sea at Najiratek Channel on Friday afternoon. Of them, the CG could rescue 8 fishermen and three others were able to swim to safety while the rest went missing. Of the missing, bodies of the two fishermen were recovered by the CG men on Saturday and still six others remain missing.
Death toll from Barishal trawler capsize rises to 5
The death toll from the trawler capsize in the Gazaria river of Barishal district rose to five, with the recovery of two more bodies on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Mala Begum, 38 and Yeamin, 5. Local people spotted the floating bodies of Mala and Yeamin, three kilometers off the accident spot around 9 am and informed police who recovered the bodies later, said Touhid Zaman, officer-in-charge of Mehendiganj Police Station. READ: Two drown, 3 missing as ferry sinks off Barishal coast Earlier, on Saturday, police recovered the body of a child. On Friday, Coast Guard members recovered the bodies of two people from the river. Five people went missing when the passenger trawler with nine people on board sank in the river off the coast of Mehendiganj upazila due to strong current while heading towards Dabirchar Khajuria from Majherchar on Wednesday.
Barishal ferry tragedy: Death toll rises to 4
The death toll from the ferry capsize in the Gazaria river of Barishal rose to four, with the recovery of the body of a four-year-old boy on Saturday. While a mother-daughter duo drowned, the boy and two others went missing after their ferry capsized in the river off the coast of Mehendiganj upazila on Friday morning. The deceased boy was identified as Ruhan Hawlader, son of Muntaj Hawlader of the Majhirchar area in the upazila. Also read: Two drown, 3 missing as ferry sinks off Barishal coast “Local fishermen spotted the body, some six to seven kilometres from the accident spot, around 12pm and informed us. On information, police rushed to the spot,” said Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mehendiganj Police Station. Efforts are on to find the two others missing in the ferry tragedy, he added. Local lawmaker Pankaj Debnath visited the spot and assured the families of the victims of all cooperation. Also read: Fish trader found dead in Barishal hotel
Trawler capsize in Dakatia River: Murder case filed against 6
A murder case has been filed against six people including the owner of a bulkhead in connection with the trawler capsize in the Dakatia River that left five people dead. The accused are – owner of the bulkhead Iqbal Hossain, captain Bahar, workers Jabed, Abul Bashar, Yunus and Didar. Chandpur Naval Police Station OC Md Mujahidul Islam said Kaushar Mia, nephew of deceased worker Awal,filed the case on Monday night. READ: Trawler capsize in Dakatia River: 4 detained Four of the accused have been arrested while two others went into hiding, he said On December 31, a trawler carrying 11 people capsized in the river after colliding with a bulkhead in the Dakatia river near Mominpur village area of Chandpur Sadar upazila. Of the 11 workers in the trawler, six managed to swim ashore while five drowned. READ: 5 die as trawler sinks in Dakatia River The deceased were all residents of Muradnagar and Titash upazilas of Comilla.
Trawler capsize in Dakatia River: 4 detained
Police detained four people after a trawler sank in the Dakatia River off the coast of Chandpur early Monday following a collision with a sand-carrying vessel(bulkhead), leaving five people dead. The detainees are workers of the bulkhead Md Jabed, Abul Bashar , Md Yunus and Didar, said Md Mujahidul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Chandpur naval police station. “Four workers of bulkhead MV Iqbal Hossain-1 were held for interrogation and a case will be filed in this regard,” he said. Also read: 5 die as trawler sinks in Dakatia River
Dhaleshwari trawler capsize: 6 bodies retrieved after 5 days
Divers on Sunday recovered the bodies of six people from the Dhaleshwari River, five days after a trawler capsized in the river off the coast of Narayanganj Sadar upazila. Three of the deceased were identified as Jesmine Akter, 40, her daughter Tasmin Akter, 19, Sabbir, 18, Jochna Begum, 33, Abdul Motaleb, 42, and Awlad Hossain, 30. READ: Narayanganj trawler capsize: 4 held; Farhan-6 seized The divers from the local fire service retrieved four bodies from the river near Dharmaganj around 8:30 am and two bodies in the evening, said deputy director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Abdullah Al Arefin. Earlier on January 5, a trawler, with nearly 70 people on board, overturned as Dhaka-bound passenger launch Farhan-6, hit it near Dharmaganj in Fatulla. At least 8 passengers, including three of the same family, remained missing. READ: Grandmother, two grandchildren drown, another missing in Cumilla trawler capsize Police detained four people, including the driver and master of MV Farhan-6, Babu Lal Baidya, assistant director of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority in Narayanganj said. A case was also filed in this regard on the following day.