Khagrachhari, Feb 19 (UNB) – A college student was gunned down by miscreants in Narankhia Red Square area of the district town on Tuesday evening.
The deceased was identified as Tushar Chakma, 22, a student of Khagrachhari Government College and resident of Laxmichhari here.
Quoting locals, Mahadat Hossain Titu, officer-in-charge of Panchhari Police Station, said the miscreants in a motorcycle opened fire on Tushar around 6pm and fled the scene, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.
Chattogram, Feb 19 (UNB) – BNP’s city unit on Tuesday announced two-day programmes in protest against an attempt to rename the Liberation War museum named after the party’s founder Ziaur Rahman.
The programmes include submitting memoranda to Chattogram deputy commissioner and police commissioner on February 25, and holding a human chain on February 26.
City unit BNP President Dr Shahadat Hossain declared the plan of action at a press briefing at the party office and demanded resetting Zia’s name on the museum’s nameplate.
“We declared the programmes protesting against the attempt to rename the museum, smudging Zia’s name and covering his mural with a cloth,” said Shahadat.
“We have given an ultimatum to rub out the smudged ink from the signboard and remove cloth from the mural. If it is not done within February 24, we will launch a movement from February 25,” he warned.
He said they would announce future course of action from the human chain.
Chattogram City BNP General Secretary Abul Kashem Bakkar, BNP central unit Organising Secretary Mahbubur Rahman, Chattogram Lawyers’ Association President Advocate Badrul Anwar, among others, were present in the press meet.
On February 12, members of ruling Awami League front organisations – Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League – smudged Zia’s name from a signboard in front of Zia Memorial Museum in the city. They also put up another signboard there with the photo of Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel.
Earlier, Nowfel, an MP from Chattogram 9, proposed renaming the museum in a Cabinet meeting.
Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) – At least four people were killed in road accidents in Chapainawabganj, Kishoreganj and Sirajganj on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Rajib, 24, son of Abdul Mannan, and Moktadir Mia, 60, son of Kalu Mia, both hailing from Charigram village in Mithamoin upazila in Kishoreganj; Mabia Begum, 39, wife of Saifuddin, resident of Kornakhali Mirzapur village of Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.
Police could not confirm the identity of another victim.
In Kishoreganj, Rajib and Moktadir were killed in a head-on collision between a tractor and an auto rickshaw on Kishoreganj-Karimganj road in Shatal area of the district town around 2:30pm, said Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Kishoreganj Sadar Model Police Station.
The driver and a passenger of the auto rickshaw also sustain severe injuries, he added.
In Chapainawabganj, pillion rider Mabia was killed after being hit by a speeding truck on Chapainawabganj-Sonamansjid Road in Shibganj Upazila.
“Mabia fell down and died on the spot after a Sonamasjid-bound truck hit the motorcycle around 9am,” said sub-inspector Faruk Khan of Shibganj Police Station.
In Sirajganj, an unidentified youth, believed to be around 20-year-old, was killed after being hit by a truck on Sirajganj-Nalkha Highway in Shialkhola area in Sadar Upazila around 12:45pm.