Rajshahi, Jan 15 (UNB) – A college student reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence at Rajpara in the city on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Ishtiaque Omi, 20, a Class XII student of Rajshahi Cantonment Board School and College and son of Masud Ahmed, hailing from Srirampur area in Nachole upazila of Chapainawabganj district.
There had been an altercation between Omi and his father at noon over some family affairs, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station.
Later, Omi went to his room.
As there was no response from the room till 5 pm, his family member broke the door and found the body hanging from the room.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.
Khagrachhari, Jan 14 (UNB) - An activist of a breakaway faction of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS Reformist or MN Larma) was shot dead allegedly by the members of rival political party United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) at Jannanathpara in Ramgarh upazila on Monday evening.
The victim was identified as Mohon Tripura, 30, son of Krishna Tripura of Gazinagar in Matiranga upazila and an activist of PCJSS (MN-Larma) who recently deserted UPDF.
Brother of the deceased Suman Tripura claimed that an armed group of UPDF opened fire on Mohon Tripura around 7pm, leaving him severely wounded.
He was taken to Ramgarh Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-Charge of Ramgarh Police Station Tarek Mohammad Abdul Mannan said UPDF men might have shot him as revenge for changing the party.
Bagerhat, Jan 14 (UNB) – Masum Haoladar, the 30-year-old youth who sustained severe injuries while fighting an adult tiger, returned home after 12 days’ treatment at a local hospital on Monday afternoon.
Family members said “Though he has expectedly come round after treatment, tiger panic still seized him as he is still found to be shouting out yelling, ‘tiger’, ‘tiger’ while sleeping at night.”
Masum, son of Abdul Jalil of Uttor Rajapur village in Sharankhola upazila, was admitted to Sharankhola Health Complex with the tiger’s paw marks all over his body, inflicted during a brave scuffle lasting for about an hour inside the world’s largest mangrove forest ‘Sundarbans’.
Masum has been provided with due check-ups and medicines during his family-time- nursing for his further recovery and advised to receive another medical check-up after a week, said Masum Asim Kumar Somaddar, health officer of the hospital.
Masum who has been netting fishes in the watery bodies in the Sundarbans for the last twenty years, said he could not think that he would manage to save his life even after fighting a ferocious tiger of the forest.
“I do not want to set out in the forest’s marshy channels to pursue fishing business anymore, rather, I will employ myself in any alternative profession,” he said with his eyes filled in tears.
According to Masum’s brother Zahidul Haoladar, he along with Masum ventured into the Shela river through the forest with a boat to catch fish around 9am after taking permission from Dhansagor station on January 2.
“We along with some other fellows were catching fishes with fishing hooks sitting on both banks of the river keeping a distance between us,” he said.
All of a sudden, the tiger swooped on Masum taking his right arm into its mouth. Masum then kicked the dangerous beast as if it was no big deal, prompting the tiger to bite his hand.
The adult 10-foot tiger with best of its ability rushed him to the woods. Witnessing the brave show-off there, Zahidul along with four fishermen chased the tiger making it possibly mentally subdued. Adding to the fear, Zahid hit the tiger with a stick, forcing it to flee from the scene and hide in the forest to rather save itself.
Later, the fishermen took him to Sharankhola Health Complex where duty doctor Ripon Nath said Masum’s injury could have been fatal but wasn’t. The victim appeared to be out of danger though.
According to DFO Md Mahamudul Hasan of Sundarbans East Division, the tigers claimed 35 human lives in between 2001 and 2018 in the forest.
Panchagarh, Jan 14 (UNB) – A festival to celebrate the winter was held with hundreds of children, their guardians and teachers at Pilot High School ground in Tetulia upazila on Monday.
In the festival, approximately 6,000 minor students from 38 educational institutions in the upazila were provided with warm clothes while their parents and teachers were also present.
After the warm clothes distribution a cultural programme was held with performance of local artists.
Every year Shishu Sharga Foundation with the aid from former students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) organise the festival to minimize the suffering from cold of underprivileged children.
Shishu Sharga Foundation (Children’s Heaven Foundation) organised the festival where former secretary of Food Ministry Md Kaikobad Hossain, Additional secretary of Public Administration Ministry Din Mohammad, Dr Saidur Rahman Selim, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Tetulia Md Saniul Ferdous, Shishu Sharga Foundation’s founder Md Kabir Ahmed were present.
Noakhali, Jan 14 (UNB) – A man and his son died after being electrocuted at Folahari village in Kabirhat upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Md Salauddin, 50, and his son Sohrab, 12, of the same village.
Kabirhat municipality mayor Jahirul Haque Rayhan said Salauddin came in contact with a live electric wire linked from the soil around 7pm while he was ploughing his land in the village.
Seeing his father trembling from the electrocution, Sohrab touched his father to save him. Later, as a result, the duo died on the spot.
Office-in-Charge of Kabirhat Police Station Mirza Hasan said a team of firefighters from Maijdi Fire Station recovered the bodies on information and handed them over to family members.