A youth was stabbed to death by some miscreants for protesting stalking of some female passengers in bus in the capital’s Asad Gate area on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Md Rabbi Hossain, 22, from Shahid Nagar area of Lalbagh. According to police, Rabbi along with some other people went to visit a park in Dhamrai from Azimpur on two hired buses on Tuesday morning. While returning to the city, Rabbi had an altercation with Faruk and some other men as they were teasing women passengers in the bus. Read more: Youth stabbed to death in Dhaka's Sutrapur “At one point, Faruk called someone by phone and informed him about the incident. When the bus reached Asad Gate, some three to four people got into the bus and stabbed Rabbi indiscriminately, injuring him and another person named Shaon severely,” said Utpal Barua, Officer In-charge (OC) of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. Utpal added that the injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where Rabbi died around 1:00am on Wednesday. The OC further said that the bus was filled with some shop workers from Gausia Market and some students from the New Market area.
Former Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Sheikh Russel KC have demanded the suspension of two referees who allegedly made unfair decisions in two recent matches of the BPL.The referees are Alamgir Sarker and Bitu Raj, according to a media statement from the club.Alamgir officiated the match between Sheikh Russel and Bashundhara Kings at Bashundhara Kings Arena on February 28.Bitu officiated the match between Sheikh Russel and Police FC in Rajshahi on March 18.Sheikh Russel may leave the ongoing edition of the BPL if Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) does not suspend the two referees who made "controversial penalty decisions in these matches."The club is also considering seeking intervention from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, their chief advisor, if required, said the statement.The decisions were taken at an executive committee meeting of Sheikh Russel Tuesday.In a media statement signed by its director in-charge and standing committee vice-chairman Ismat Jamil Akhond Lavlu, the club said they became victims of controversial refereeing."Referees gave wrong decisions against us in two matches with Bashundhara Kings and Police Football Club. We had to lose points against Kings and share points with Police. We have watched those decisions several times on videos," the club said. READ: SAFF U-18: Bangladesh lose 0-1 to India "We never went against any decisions taken by the BFF. But the situation has now become intolerable. We are really frustrated as the BFF did nothing," it added.Sheikh Russel also informed that they officially wrote to the BFF president and Professional Football League Committee and the BFF Referees' committee chairman about the controversial refereeing. They demanded punishment of two referees before the next round of BPL in April.The club also demanded the appointment of foreign referees to officiate matches impartially and to avoid all controversial decisions.The referees or the BFF could not be immediately contacted for comments.
A university student was killed when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying him at Sonapur zero point in Noakhali Sadar upazila Tuesday noon. The deceased was identified as Ajay Majumder, a third-year student of Department of Information Sciences and Library Management of Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU). Read: College student dies in Panchagarh road accident University Proctor Professor Newaz Mohammed Bahadur said the accident occurred when Ajay was going towards Maijdee in a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 1pm. Sultan Ahsan, in-charge of Sonapur police outpost, said they are trying to arrest the killer truck driver. Meanwhile, NSTU students blocked a road at Maijdee protesting the accident around 4:30pm. Upon assurance from the law enforcers, the agitating students withdrew their blockade around 6pm.