Pabna, Jan 16 (UNB) – A sexagenarian man was killed when a covered van ran over him at Ramnagar Ghat in Chatmohor upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Rabban Ali, 65 of the village.
Shahidul islam Tapu, a local UP member, said a group of buffalo lifters swooped on the house of one Ershad Ali around 4 am.
Sensing presence of the lifters, Ershad Ali called a number of people over phone and asked them to intercept the covered van while the lifters were trying to leave the scene.
Later, locals encircled the buffalo-laden pick-up van, but defying the obstacles, the covered-van ploughed through the crowd, leaving Rabban Ali killed on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy, said Inspector Shariful Islam of Chatmohor Police Station.
Satkhira, Jan 16 (UNB) – Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug trader from Tetulia Biswashpara in Tala upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Maijuddin Ahmed Tulu, 40, son of Shamsul Haq Sardar of Sadar upazila.
Locals spotted the body in the morning and informed it to police, said Mehedi Russel, officer-in-charge of Tala Police Station.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police suspected that Tulu might have been killed in a clash between two groups of drug traders.
Police also recovered 160 pieces of Yaba tablets, 15 bottles of phensidyl syrup, a motorcycle and a cellphone from the spot.
However, Rahima Begum, wife of Tulu, said her husband, a rod-cement trader, was picked up by detectives while returning home on January 13 and since then his mobile was found switched off.
Later, Rahima lodged a general diary with Sadar Police Station.
Chattogram, Jan 16 (UNB) – A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Raufabad in the port city on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Tahera Begum, 32, a garment worker and wife of Nur Hossain of the area.
Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bayejid Bostami Police Station, said Nur Hossain picked up a quarrel with Tahera over family feud on Tuesday afternoon.
At one stage, Nur Hossain beat Tahera up mercilessly, leaving her dead on the spot.
Hearing screams of Tahera’s children, locals caught Nur Hossain and handed him over to police.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy.
Benapole, Jan 15 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) here on Tuesday detained eight people for entering Bangladesh from India without valid papers through Shikori Battala.
Acting on a tip-off, a BGB team conducted a drive in the bordering area and detained them, said Lt Col Ariful Haque, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-49.
The detainees are Juthi Sheikh, 19, Khepi Roy, 25, Nur Islam, 17, Amjad Mollah, 18, Md Sohel, 8, Nitai Chandra, 45, Shriful Sheikh, 30, and Imon Sheikh, 6.
Later, they were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station, Ariful said.
All of them hail from different areas of Narail, Jashore and Narayanganj districts, the detainees claimed.
Chuadanga, Jan 15 (UNB) – A day long get-together of litterateurs and poets from Bangladesh and India was held at Karpasdanga area of Damurhuda upazila in the district on Tuesday.
The event was organised by Nazrul Smrity Shangshad in the house in Karpasdanga where national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam used to live during the anti- British movement.
Bangladeshi poet Ashraf Uddin Talukdar and Indian poet Ajay Chakraborty led the countries where at least 25 persons of letters participated in the event.
A short discussion presided by the president of Karpasdanga Nazrul Smrity Shangshad MA Gafur on Nazrul’s literacy was held at the programme.
Before that the poets paid tribute to the memorial of the National poet.