Fifteen people were injured in a clash between two factions of Chittagong University Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Friday night. SM Ziaul Islam, assistant proctor of CU, said supporters of BCL Bijoy group have long been trying to establish supremacy at the AF Rahman Hall on the campus. An altercation among the supporters of Bijoy Group and VX Group started when the latter tried to write the name of their group after erasing the name of Bijoy Group on the walls of the hall on Friday morning. As a sequel to the altercation, both groups equipped with sticks and sharp weapons took position in front of the hall around 9 pm. A chase and counter chase took place, leaving 15 people injured. Three of the injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. The others were given first aid. Also read: BCL blames Shibir after local weapons, leaflets recovered from Sylhet medical college A number of crude bombs were exploded while ten rooms of the dormitory were also vandalised during the clash. On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
A 45-year-old wife died and her husband also got critically injured after being hit by a speeding train at a level crossing in Sadar upazila of the district Friday afternoon. The deceased was Bijli Begum, wife of injured Billal Hossian of Bagatipara upazila in the district. Khairunnahar, station master of Natore rail station, said the accident happened around 3.30pm when the Dhaka-bound intra-city train ‘Rangpur Express’ crashed into a motorbike carrying the couple while crossing the Pachhanipara level crossing, leaving Bijli dead on the spot and Billal critically injured. He was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where he is undergoing treatment with life-threatening injuries, she said. The couple was heading towards the Sadar upazila from Bagatipara, the station master said, adding that the bike got shattered in the accident.
At least five people, including a man and his son, were killed as a covered van veered off the road and ploughed into a roadside restaurant in Manirampur upazila of Jashore early Friday, police said. The five people killed were identified as Habibur Rahman, 55, his son Taosi, 7, Ziarul, 35, Tauhidur, 35, and Mir Shamsul, 50, of the upazila. Read more: Driver, helper dead in Dinajpur road accident "The accident occurred around 7:30am when the driver of a covered van lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a restaurant in Begaritola when three of the five people were having breakfast, and others were standing nearby. They immediately died from the impact of the crash," Sheikh Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Manirampur Police Station, said. Read more: 3 of a family dead in Thakurgon road accident "Police seized the covered van, but its driver managed to flee. The bodies were sent to Jashore General Hospital," the OC added.
Opposition BNP activists across Rajshahi division started gathering at Madrasa Ground in the city from Wednesday to attend the party’s divisional rally defying a transport strike.The rally is slated for Saturday (December 3) but activists from the opposition party started arriving early as Rajshahi Divisional Road Transport Owners' Association threatened to enforce an indefinite strike in all eight districts of Rajshahi division from December 1. “As the transport movement was suspended on Thursday it took me 12 hours to reach Rajshahi city from my home in Sariakandi upazila by auto rickshaw, and foot amid obstruction from police throughout the difficult journey,” Tabibur Rahman, a 60-year old BNP activist told UNB.Read more: Ahead of BNP rally in Rajshahi, commuters bear the brunt of transport strikeTabibur who fell sick after reaching Rajshahi and was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital said, “I’ve taken the trouble to come only to protest against all the irregularities of the government.”Meanwhile, on Thursday night hundreds of BNP activists from different upazilas, districts of Rajshahi entered the city with processions. Most of them reached the rally venue by auto rickshaws, trucks, pickup vans, train and on foot.
A Rangamati court on Thursday sentenced a music teacher to eight years imprisonment for sexually harassing a female student for two years. Rangamati Women and Children Tribunal Judge AEM Ismail Hossain also handed the teacher a Tk5 lakh fine, Md Saiful Islam, the public prosecutor of the court, said. The court asked the district's deputy commissioner to give the fine to the student after taking it from the convict, he added. Read: 3 get life imprisonment for ‘gang rape’ of 2 girls in city According to the case statement, Ranajit sexually harassed his 18-year-old student at least three times from April 2020 to March 2022 while teaching her at her home. Later, the girl's father filed a case accusing the teacher under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000 at the local police station.
Three constables of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) have been dismissed for trying to trap a college student in a false drug case. The dismissed constables are Md Jhunu Hossain Joy, Imran Mia, and Mohammad Abdullah appointed at SMP police line, confirmed Additional Deputy Commissioner of SMP Sudip Das confirmed on Thursday On October 13, Saifur Rahman Asad, 18, son of police inspector Abu Sayed, sold his Android phone online at Tk 16,000. After receiving the money Asad went to Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar Sharif area with a friend when those police constables apprehended them. They claimed to have recovered yaba from Asad and his friend’s bag while searching. Asad protested their allegation and informed the matter to his father, who is also a police officer working at the Police headquarters. Read: Body of youth missing since being chased by cops recovered from Meghna Later, Sub Inspector Jamal Bhuiyan from Shah Paran police station took them and released them after they signed a bond. On November 24, an investigation report submitted by SMP ADC (force) Saleh Ahmed of police lines found proof of the allegations against the constables being true, said ADC Sudip Das. Departmental cases and other actions will be taken against the dismissed constables, he said.
A Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) examinee was stabbed by some unidentified people in front of his exam centre in Patuakhali Thursday. Md Faisal Akon, 18, is from Hajikhali village in Madarbunia union of Patuakhali Sadar upazila and a student of Patuakhali Government College. He is taking this year's HSC examination from the Science group. The incident took place in front of the Abdul Karim Mridha College exam centre in Patuakhali municipality around 12:45pm and Faisal was taken to Patuakhali Medical College Hospital with serious injuries. Read: Rohingya leader shot, stabbed to death in Cox’s Bazar Faisal said he went to the test centre to sit for his Biology Second Paper exam. "When I came out after the exam, five to six people forcibly took me from the gate of the centre and started beating me up as I tried to scream. At one point they stabbed me with a knife." Although the 18-year-old said he managed to flee the scene to the college principal's room, he could not tell the reason behind the attack. Md Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Patuakhali Sadar Police Station, said: "Police visited the spot. No one has filed a complaint over the incident. We will take action if anyone files a complaint." Read: Chandpur teen stabbed to death after argument over World Cup match Acting principal of Patuakhali Abdul Karim Mridha College ANM Saifuddin said: "Foysal's hands were badly wounded in the attack that happened outside the college. He ran to my room to take shelter and was bleeding profusely." "Foysal has an exam on Sunday. We will make an alternative arrangement, as per the rules, if he cannot write with his hands," Gazi Jafar Iqbal, secretary of the Teachers' Association of Patuakhali Government College, said. "Also, the college will take action against the attackers."
A mother has passed 2022 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams alongside her son at Sultanpur village in Khanmorich union under Pabna’s Bhangura upazila. The woman has been identified as Monjuara Khatun, wife of Abdur Rahim, a van driver. Monjuara’s education was disrupted due to getting married at an early age. She resumed her studies after some 20 years, while in the process of educating her two children. Family members credit her sheer willpower for her success in SSC exams. Monjuara has obtained GPA 4.93 out of 5 from Shamima Jafar Fisheries Institute in the district’s Tarash upazila, while her son Mehedi Hasan has received GPA 4.89 from the vocational department of Bhangura’s BM School and College. Read: SSC Results 2022: 2,975 institutions achieve 100% pass rate, none passed from 50 “I couldn’t study much as my parents married me off 20 years ago, due to acute poverty. I was interested in education once again, seeing my children study. Without my husband’s immense support, I couldn’t have succeeded in SSC,” said an ecstatic Monjuara. Monjuara added that she wants to study up to the degree level, but is unsure if she will be able to do so due to the economic condition of her family. Monjuara’s son Mehedi was proud of his mother’s achievement, saying that there is no age for education. Her husband Rahim was also overjoyed and affirmed that he will support Monjuara’s education at any cost. Read: Mymensingh girl commits suicide over SSC result “Mehedi is a regular student of my institution. The news of him and his mother passing the SSC exams together is a very happy one,” said Mofazzal Hossain, Principal of Khanmorich BM School and College. Nahid Hasan Khan, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Bhangura, said that Monjuara’s success story is important for the locality and will inspire a lot of women like her.
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Wednesday recovered remains of five-year-old Ayat, who was kidnaped and murdered in Chattogram, from a canal in the city. The remains were fished from a canal along the sea on Akmal Ali Road in the city after conducting a drive for the sixth day this noon, said Superintendent of PBI Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Naima Sultana. “Details will be shared later,” she added. Read more: Ayat murder in Ctg: Accused’s parents put on 3-day remand On November 25, PBI arrested Abir Ali, 20, for kidnapping and murdering Alina Islam Ayat 10 days after she went missing. Illias Khan, PBI inspector in Chattogram, said that Abir Ali, an ex-tenant of the victim’s family, kidnapped the girl on November 15 for ransom on her way to a mosque where she used to learn Arabic at Bandartila area in Chattogram. Ali strangled the girl to death and later he chopped her into six pieces after taking to a residence on Akmal Ali Road in the city. He subsequently dumped the body wrapped in two bags on a beach in the city’s Kattali area, the PBI officer said. Read more: PBI yet to recover Ayat’s remains The victim’s father, Sohel Rana, lodged a general diary at the local police station after she went missing, police said. Abir was put on another seven-day remand on Monday on completion of his two-day remand. Abir’s parents van puller Azharul Islam and his wife Aleya Begum were placed on a on a three-day remand on Tuesday.
A ninth-grader allegedly committed suicide in Kaunia Club Road area in Barishal city on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Manishankar Moon, an adopted son of Manash Kumar Roy, assistant professor of Kakardha Dalil Uddin Ahmed Degree College in Bakerganj. Read more: Thakurgaon girl ‘commits suicide’ over SSC result He was a student of class IX of Udayan Secondary School. Haridas Nag, Inspector (Investigation) of Kaunia police station said that Moon returned home on Tuesday and told his mother that teachers asked to cut his hair and beard and he will not be allowed to sit for the exam if he doesn’t follow their instruction.. Moon's family members also scolded him for not giving attention to his studies. Being agitated, Moon locked the door of his room around 8:30pm and hanged himself from the grill with a rope any time at night. Read more: Mymensingh girl commits suicide over SSC result Moon's family members informed cops as he did not respond despite repeated knocks on the door Wednesday morning, the officer said. "Police broke open the room and found the body hanging from the grill next to his reading table,” said the inspector. Police recovered the body and sent it to the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.