Napa syrup row: Mother held for killing kids in B’baria
Police on Thursday arrested on murder charges the mother of the two siblings who died after consuming Napa syrup in Brahmanbaria. The deaths of the two children shook the entire country and raised a question over the quality of Napa syrup. Read:Napa deaths: DGDA claims syrup was safe Police claimed that Lima Begum had killed her two children over an extra-marital affair. "Our team nabbed Lima, the mother of the two children, from her house in Ashuganj upazila of the district this morning," said additional superintendent of Brahmanbaria Police, Molla Mohammad Shaheen. The arrest came following an investigation which revealed that Lima had developed an illicit affair with a man, named Shafiullah, while working at a local rice mill, the police officer told the media. "Lima and the man wanted to get married. And to make their plan successful, Lima offered sweetmeat laced with poison to her two children, which caused their deaths," Shaheen said. While Lima has admitted her guilt during questioning, efforts are on to arrest Shafiul, said Shaheen. Ismail Khan, the father of the two children, had lodged a complaint at the Ashuganj police station, following the deaths of their two children. Based on the complaint, an FIR was registered by police. On March 10, the two siblings -- Yasin Khan, 7, and Morsalin Khan, 5 -- allegedly died after consuming Napa syrup at their home as they were down with high fever. It was bought from the local ‘Ma Pharmacy’ owned by Main Uddin. The children were discharged after being given primary medications at District Sadar Hospital. Yasin died on the way home, and Morsalin after reaching home, the family said. Read: Health Minister vows legal action in Napa deaths of two siblings Two probe bodies have been formed in this connection, while samples of the syrups of the same batch were collected for testing. After testing, officials of the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) on Monday said the batch of the Napa syrup was found to be "safe".
ASP Anisul's death: Murder charges filed against 15 people
Police have pressed charges of murder against 15 people, including National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital (NIMH) Registrar Dr Abdullah Al Mamun, over the death of Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Anisul Karim at a hospital in the city in 2020. Inspector Faruk Mollah of Adabor Police Station, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet at Dhaka's chief metropolitan magistrate's court on Tuesday, confirmed Sub-Inspector Shariful Islam, general registration officer of Adabar Police Station, on Friday. Read: ASP Anisul's death: Registrar of NIMH remanded The other accused are- Director of Mind Aid Hospital Arif Mahmud, Pharmacist Tanvir Hasan, Officer Sakhawat Hossain, Sajjad Amin and Fatema Khatun, Coordinator of the hospital Redwan Sabbir, hospital staff Masud Khan, Jobaer Hossain, Tanif Mollah, Sajeeb Chowdhury, Asim Kumar Pal, Liton Ahmed and Saiful Islam. Niaz Morshed, director of Mind Aid Hospital, was absolved of the charge by the court due to his death. According to the charge sheet, ASP Anisul Karim was tortured in a medieval manner. Anisul was pushed off from the second floor of Mind Aid Hospital with his hands tied. The accused then confirmed his death by hitting him. Anisul was the Assistant Commissioner in the Traffic Division of Barishal Metropolitan Police. He had been suffering from mental illness and was brought to Mind Aid for treatment on November 9 in 2020. The accused forcefully took the victim to the observation room of the hospital and beat him repeatedly, CCTV footage showed. Read: Those responsible for ASP Anisul’s death to be punished: Minister The hospital staff informed Anisul’s family that he had fainted. And when the police officer's relatives took him to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, he was declared dead. Anisul's father filed a case at Adabor police station against 15 people a day he died. Police arrested 13 people in connection with the ASP’s death.