Panchagarh, Sept 13 (UNB) – A freedom fighter was killed and four others injured when a truck rammed a microbus on Panchagarh-Debiganj highway at Boda Bypass in Boda upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Mirza Abul Kalam, former commander of Muktijoddha Sangshad district unit.
Rabiul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Panchagarh Police Station, said the accident took place when the Panchagarh-bound truck hit a Rangpur-bound microbus carrying five people, leaving one dead on the spot and injured four others.
The injured were taken to Boda Upazila Health Complex, he added.
Abul Kalam met the tragic incident while going to Indian Visa Center in Rangpur.
Angered over the incident, locals put up a barricade on Panchagarh-Dhaka highway disrupting traffic movement for several hours.
Kushtia, Sept 13 (UNB) – The driver of ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ bus was arrested on Wednesday after a court here cancelled his bail order in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested bus driver Mahit Mia alias Khokon from Bangeswari area in Faridpur sadar upazila, said Additional ASP Muhaimenul Rashid of Kushtia Rab-12.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed issued arrest warrants against the bus owner and its driver following a petition filed by Sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia Model Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case.
Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the incident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.
Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail.
Earlier on Monday, the magistrate granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and the driver in the case.
A Rab team arrested the bus owner from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.
Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.
Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of Haruur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter's lap when a bus of 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' hit the mother in Kushtia district town on August 28, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on August 30.
The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station on the same day.
The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 12 (UNB) – Police arrested a female model with 200 pieces of contraband Yaba pills from Cox’s Bazar Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
The arrestee was identified as Shapna Akhter Kanta, 24, Rem show model star and short film producer and daughter of Mahmud Hasan of Nayapara in Narayanganj district.
Inspector Abdul Malek of Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) in Cox’s Bazar, said being informed form the airport authority, police arrested private aircraft passenger Kanta from the airport along with the Yaba pills.
On interrogation, she confessed that she was carrying Yaba pills with her bag. She is student of Mohammadpur Girl College in the capital and works as a model and actress linked with different organisations.
She came to Cox’s Bazar with her boyfriend Sujon and stayed overnight in a hotel here, the officer added.
Talking to UNB, Kanta said boyfriend Sujon gave her the Yaba pills.