Union worker 'ends life' in Chapainawabganj
Police have recovered the body of a union worker from Nachol upazila social service office in Chapainawabganj. The deceased was identified as Shamim Hossain, 33, of the upazila. Also read: 19-yr-old ends life in Chattogram Unable to contact Shamim, one of his friends came to his office and found his body hanging with a rope from the window grill around 9pm on Wednesday, said Mintu Rahman, officer-in-charge of Nachol police station. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said the OC. Also read: Nurse 'ends life' in Dhaka, family alleges murder Police suspect that Shamim committed suicide as there were no injury marks in the body. "However, we are waiting for the autopsy report,” he added.
Dead tiger’s autopsy conducted in Sundarbans
The autopsy of the tiger, which was found dead in the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat district on Friday, was conducted on Saturday. Dr. Tofazzel Hossain, a livestock officer, who conducted the autopsy at Sharankhola Range office, suspected that the tiger died due to old age. Earlier, the livestock officers of Forest Department and Wild Life teams examined the dead tiger and sent its organs including teeth, liver, lung and others to Dhaka for forensic test. On Friday noon, the forest officials found the carcass of the tiger, aged about 16-17 years and lenth about 9 feet and 4.2 feet high, from Ruper Canal adjacent to Dublarchar of the Sndarbans East zone. “No sign of injury was found on the carcass of the tiger and all of its organs were found normal,” said Dr Tofazzel. Samsul Arefin, assistant forest conservator of Sundarbans East Department, said, “The tiger might have died two or three days ago. The actual reason will be known after getting the forensic report.” According to the forest department, a total of 40 tigers died from 2001 to January 28, 2022 in the Sundarbans and of these, 24 deaths were reported in Sundarbans East Zone and 16 in the Sundarbans West Zone. Besides, a number of tigers were beaten to death by people while some others due to natural disaster and some due to old-age. Skins of 20 tigers were recovered during this period. The number of Royal Bengal Tigers in Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans was 114, according to a survey published in 2018. DFO Muhammad Belayet Hossain said the government has taken various initiatives to protect tigers. Habitats for wildlife, including tigers, have been increased in the Sundarbans. In 2017, the government expanded the sanctuary area in the Sundarbans. Out of the total forest area of 6,01,700 hectares, now the sanctuary area is 3,17,900 hectares which was only 1,39,700 hectares earlier.
Ruet student dies drinking ‘excessive liquor’
A student of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) died early Monday in Rajshahi allegedly after drinking excessive liquor. The deceased is Masrur Muhit,a student of Department of Mechanical Engineering of the university and son of Abdul Mannan of Ullapara in Sirajganj. Masrur was admitted to Ward No. 16 of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital at 8:15 pm on Sunday. Doctors declared him dead around 1:15 pm. Read:3 die after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ in Pabna Professor Md Rukunuzzaman of the department said one of the students of our department has died. “I heard that he died after drinking toxic alcohol.” Officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station Anwar Hossain Tuhin said, “The cause of the death will be known once we get the autopsy report.” An unnatural death case was filed with Motihar police station, he added.
20-yr-old found dead in Jhenaidah
A 20-year-old youth was found dead in Kotchandpur upazila of Jhenaidah district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Riad Khan, 20, son of Solaiman Amin of Bagdanga village. Riad used to work at a rice mill. Read: Farmer hacked to death in Jhenaidah Local people spotted the body of Riad in the afternoon and alerted cops, said Moinuddin, officer-in-charge of Kotchandpur Police Station. "The body bore several injury marks. We suspect he was stabbed to death by miscreants on Tuesday night," he added. The body was sent to the local hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Mother, children found dead in Cox's Bazar
Police recovered the body of a young woman and her two children from a house in Islampur union of Cox's Bazar's Eidgaon upazila Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Jahanara Jisan, wife of salt trader Shahidul Haque, and her two daughters Jabin, 5, and Jerin, 2, Eidgaon Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Halim said. Read:Tourist dies after hot water shower at Cox's Bazar hotel "On information, we went to the house and found Jahanara hanging herself from the ceiling and the children lying on the bed. It is suspected that the mother committed suicide after poisoning her children," the OC added. Cox's Bazar Additional Superintendent of Police Rafiqul Islam said, "The incident may have occurred due to a family feud. However, the cause of the deaths can be confirmed after an autopsy and investigation."
Kuet Prof. Selim’s body exhumed for autopsy
The body of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) Prof Selim Hossain was exhumed on Wednesday for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of his death, police said. The body was exhumed around 9:30 pm in the presence of the Executive Magistrate Ahmed Sadat from Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia district. Officer-in-charge of Khanjahan Ali Police Station Prabir Kumar Biswas, Shahriar Hasan, Quamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station and representatives of the health department were present there during the exhumation of the body. READ: Kuet Prof Selim's body to be exhumed today for autopsy Quamruzzaman Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station, said the body of Prof. Selim was taken to Kushtia General Hospital and he will be buried again after an autopsy. Earlier on December 5 an application was made to the Khulna deputy commissioner to exhume the body for autopsy. The DC on December 13 gave the go-ahead. OC Prabir said a complaint was lodged at the police station on December 4 in connection with the death of the teacher. On December 3, the university was declared closed till December 13 over the death of Prof Selim allegedly due to mental torture and harassment by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) members. Prof Selim, of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department, was also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall. READ: Prof Selim’s death: Closure of Kuet extended till Dec 23 According to faculty members of the university, Prof Selim died hours after some Chhatra League members led by Kuet BCL general secretary Sadman Nahyan Sejan allegedly confined the teacher to his office and mentally tortured him to accept their choice as the dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for December. During this confinement, the teacher was allegedly subjected to abuses, humiliation and threat, his colleagues said.
Kuet Prof Selim's body to be exhumed today for autopsy
Investigators will exhume the body of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) Prof Selim Hossain later on Wednesday for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of his death. Meanwhile, a five-member probe committee formed by the university to investigate the death of the 38-year-old teacher has asked for another 10 days to submit its report. Surprisingly, no case has been registered yet in connection with his death. The chief of the investigation committee, Prof Mohiuddin Ahmad, said that academic activities and halls of Kuet were closed till December 13 and that's why they would need another 10 days for a proper probe. Prof Selim's wife Sabina Khatun has said her husband's death has traumatised her. "Where to go with my baby girl, what to do? I have no security. I want the university authorities to get a case registered in connection with my husband's death." Rabiul Islam Sohag, a spokesman for Kuet, said no decision has been taken on it yet. Khulna Khanjahan Ali police station OC Prabir Kumar Biswas said a complaint was lodged at the police station on December 4 in connection with the death of the teacher. READ: Prof Selim’s death: Closure of Kuet extended till Dec 23 An application was made to the Khulna Deputy Commissioner on December 5 to exhume the body for autopsy. The DC on December 13 gave the go-ahead. Though the body was supposed to be exhumed on Tuesday afternoon, it did not happen. "The body will be exhumed on Wednesday followed by an autopsy," the OC said. Earlier on December 3, the university was declared closed till December 13 over the death of Prof Selim allegedly due to mental torture and harassment by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists. Prof Selim, of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department, was also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall. According to faculty members of the university, Prof Selim died hours after some Chhatra League activists led by Kuet BCL general secretary Sadman Nahyan Sejan allegedly confined the teacher to his office and mentally tortured him to accept their choice as the dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for December. READ: Prof Hossain's death: KUET temporarily suspends 9 students During this confinement, the teacher was allegedly subjected to abuses, humiliation and threat, his colleagues said.
Woman stabbed dead in Khulna
A woman was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Hatbaria village in Khulna’s Botiaghata upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Tilottoma Mandal Putul, daughter of late Mahendra Mandal of Bittishalua Bayardanga village of the upazila. Read: Farmer stabbed to death in Bhola Police said Putul went to visit her sister’s house in Hatbaria where some miscreants attacked Putul, her sister Deepika Mistry and her sister’s husband Prakash Mistry while they were asleep around 3am. Putul was first stabbed on her face and hand. The miscreants then hacked two others and fled. Later, they were rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Putul dead. The injured are undergoing treatment at the hospital in critical condition. Read: Presiding officer, police stabbed in Cumilla poll violence Khulna Additional Superintendent of Police (C-Circle) Md Rashed Hasan said the reason behind the attack could not be known yet. However, police detained two people for interrogation in this regard, said the ASP. The body was kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy, he added.
Another elephant found dead in Chattogram
Forest officials have recovered the carcass of another wild elephant in the Lotmoni hills area of Banshkhali upazila in Chattogram. Sources said the locals spotted the carcass of the wild elephant and informed the forest department on Wednesday afternoon. Read: HC directs rapid action against elephant-killing On information, a team from the Banshkhali Forest Department and Livestock Services Department went to the spot with four veterinarians. Jolodi Sanctuary Range Officer Anisuzzaman Sheikh said an autopsy would be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of the elephant's death. Earlier, on November 12, the carcass of another wild elephant was recovered from a paddy field near the Chambal hills area of Chambal union of the same upazila.
House fire in eastern Pakistan kills 7 family members
Police were investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members, a rescue official said Sunday. The fire ignited at a house in the Ali Pur area of Muzaffar Garh district in Punjab province, said rescue service chief Dr. Hussain Mian. Read: 4 terrorists killed in clash with security forces in SW Pakistan He said firefighters retrieved the charred bodies of a 65-year-old man, two women ages 35 and 19, three boys ages 3, 10 and 12 and a 2-month-old infant. Mian said the bodies have been sent for autopsy and forensic examination. Police said the cause of the fire was being investigated and investigators want to know why none of the family members woke up when the fire erupted.