Keraniganj, Apr 18 (UNB)- A youth was stabbed to death allegedly by his ‘rivals’ in Mandail Rosulpur here on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Rasel, 15, of the area.
Shah Alom, Sub-Inspector of Keraniganj model police station, said a group of rivals swooped on Rasel and stabbed him indiscriminately on the bank of Buriganga river in Mandail Beribadh area while he was going to pay a visit to his friends.
Locals managed to rush him to Mitford Hospital, but doctors there declared him dead, SI Alom added.
A case was being prepared for filing.
Munshiganj, Apr 18 (UNB)- A girl committed suicide reportedly after being raped at Goalkhali village of Sirajdikhan upazila here on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Shetu Mondol, 14, an eighth grade student and daughter of Gopal Mondol of the village. Shetu was reportedly abducted and raped on April 11.
Fariduddin, officer in-charge of Sirajdikhan police station, said hearing screaming sound in the morning, family members rushed to Shetu’s room and found her hanging from the ceiling. Although they managed to rush her to Dhaka Mitford Hospital for better treatment, she died in the afternoon while undergoing treatment.
The body was handed over to the family after autopsy.
Shetu was reportedly abducted and raped on April 11, Farid added.
Police arrested a suspected rapist named Sohel Miah, 24, while preparation of filing a case was undergoing.
Feni, Apr 18 (UNB) – The chief of the probe panel formed by the Police Headquarters to look into whether there was any negligence on the part of police on Thursday said the arson attack on madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi could have been averted had the local administration and the madrasa governing body taken necessary measures about the March 27 sexual harassment.
While talking to reporters after their two-day visit here, Deputy Inspector General (Police Headquarters) of police M Ruhul Amin also said they found the evidence of fault of former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain.
He said investigation against the OC and other police officers is on and it will take some time to complete it.
Mentioning that Sirajuddoula, principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, had some bad track records and the managing committee was aware of those, the probe panel chief said, “This incident (Nusrat murder) would not have happened had they taken steps earlier.”
He also said local politics is also a factor behind the incident. “Two councillors of a party formed human chains in favour and against the principal.”
The five-member probe body visited the madrasa on Wednesday and Thursday, talked to its teachers, students, employees and guardians and took their opinions. They also talked to policemen and members of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
Meanwhile, another accused in the Nusrat murder case reportedly confessed before court here on Thursday to his involvement in the incident.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Sharaf Uddin Ahmed recorded the confessional statement of Hafez Abdul Quader, a Fazil student of the madrasa who used to teach Quran to junior students, under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, said Chattogram divisional special police super of Police Bureau of Investigation M Iqbal.
Quader told the court that he was one of the masterminds of the incident and guarded the main gate of the madrasa to ensure security of the killers on April 6.
Besides, a court here placed accused Mohammed Shamim on a five-day remand in the case.
Senior judicial magistrate Sharaf Uddin Ahmed passed the order after inspector Shah Alam of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand.
Meanwhile, another accused Abdur Rahim Sharif on Wednesday reportedly gave confessional statement in the murder case.
The same judge recorded Sharif’s statement under section 164 from 3:30pm to 9:30pm.
He confessed that the murder plan was finalised at a meeting attended by 12 people following an order by madrasa principal Sirajuddoula.
They met the principal at the jail on March 28 and 30. Later, they made the final plan at a meeting on April 4 in presence of 12 people. He was assigned to guard the gate while Nur Uddin and Abdul Quader were with him.
Shahadat, Jubayer and Jaber went to the roof wearing burkas along with Kamrun Nahar Moni and Umme Sultana Popy, he said.
Abdur Rahim was arrested from Dhaka's Kamrangirchar area on Tuesday night.
Earlier, two other accused Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim gave confessional statement in the case.
A total 17 people have so far been arrested in the case. Among them, eight people are FIR (first information report) enlisted.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazi upazila of Feni, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against principal Sirajuddoula of the madrasa for sexually harassing her last month.
After fighting for her life for five days, the madrasa girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.
Satkhira, Apr 18 (UNB) – Police here on Thursday arrested a man as he tried to commit suicide after strangulating his wife to death over family feud at Assasuni Upazila in the district.
The deceased was identified as Sahida Khatun, 18, wife of Kashem Molla.
The man has been taking treatment at Upazila Health Complex under police custody.
Officer-in-charge of Assasuni Police Station Biplob Kumar Nath said Biplob Kumar Nath said Kashem strangulated his wife to death and drank poison to commit suicide.
The body was sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Chattogram, Apr 18 (UNB) –The private car driver of a forest official was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Hamjarbag under Bayazid Bostami thana on Thursday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Shahadat, 22, son of Abdul Halim of Hillview residential area and the driver of a forest official of Forest Research centre in Chattogram.
Quoting victim’s father, Ataur Rahman Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Bayazid Bostami Police Station, said that a gang of miscreants stabbed Shahadat in the area around 2pm while he was returning to his work from house, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he died on the way to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital.