A senior lawyer of Chattogram Judges Court died from fever and breathing problems at General Hospital on Friday night.
Lawyer Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, 70, member of the district Ainjibi Samity, also having neuro problems, had been undergoing treatment at Agrabad Ma o Shishu Hospital, said his brother-in-law Khursedul Alam.
Later, he was shifted to the General Hospital and taken to its Intensive Care Unit as his condition deteriorated. He died there around 11:45pm.
Khursedul said samples were taken from his brother-in-law for corona test 10 days ago, but they were yet to receive the report.
Three more members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been infected with coronavirus in Thakurgaon.
The infected BGB members are the medical assistants of BGB hospital in the district, said civil surgeon Dr Mahfuzar Rahman on Friday.
Meanwhile, the total confirmed coronavirus cases in the district reached 209 till Friday.
Among them, 67 are now undergoing treatment.
Besides, 142 people made recovery from the virus in the district.
Bangladesh on Friday reported 3,114 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths in last 24 hours till Friday morning.
Country’s health authorities have so far reported 156,391 coronavirus cases and 1,968 deaths.
The flood condition in Sherpur deteriorated as the water level of Brahmaputra River continued to rise on Friday.
More than a hundred families of Sadar upazila remained stranded in the flood water while many took shelter on the flood control embankment along with their domestic animals, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Firoz Al Mamun said.
Besides, river erosion also took severe form in Nakla upazila, he said.
Abdur Razzak, a local rickshaw puller said he along with his family has been living on the flood control embankment for the past seven days.
Water Development Board (WDB) said the onrush of upstream water has been increasing the water level of Brahmaputra River for the past few days.
If the current rate of water rising continues, it will cross the danger level soon, said Md Mostafa Mia, water measurement officer of WDB.
A class-seven female student has reportedly been harassed sexually by the headmaster of her school in Akhaura upazila.
The accused teacher is- Md Ashraful Ala, (Hiron Sir), of Mogda High School.
The school managing committee suspended the teacher after the victim’s mother filed a case against the teacher, according to committee source.
According to the victim family, the girl along with her classmates went to the teacher’s house for coaching class on Thursday.
After the class, when the girl was coming out from coaching, the teacher forcibly harassed her, as the girl was alone that time.
After returning home, the girl informed her family members.
Md Rosul Ahmed Nizami, officer-in-charge of Akhaura Police Station, said that the teacher went into hiding after the victim’s mother filed the case.
Police are trying to arrest him, he added.
Two cousins died and father of one of the victims was injured from electrocution at Machimpur village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Mohon, 22, son of Ismail Hossain and Jibon Miah, 25, son of Shiblu Miah.
Md Mofizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Pakundia Police Station, said that Mohon and his father came in contact with a live wire, while they were cutting a tree around 10:45am.
When Jibon came to rescue them, he was also electrocuted.
Being rescued by locals, they were rushed to the upazila health complex where doctors pronounced the duo dead.
The injured Ismail was admitted to Kishoreganj-250 bed hospital.