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.
Bhola, Jan 14 (UNB) – The video footage of a local Swechchhasebak League leader being assaulted by a police officer in the district town has gone viral on Facebook, triggering an outcry.
The accused police officer, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Sadar Police Station Shahe Alam, was suspended on Monday over the incident.
The victim, Awlad Hossain, a leader of Borhanuddin upazila unit convening committee of Swechchhasebak League, said he went to the district town by his motorcycle on Sunday afternoon when ASI Shahe Alam stopped him at Bangla School intersection and sought bike documents. As he showed the papers, the police officer allowed him to go.
Soon, the ASI intercepted the bike of Sujon, a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Gangapur union unit in Borhanuddin, at the intersection and sought papers. At this stage, Sujon sought Awlad’s help.
As Awlad requested Shahe Alam to let Sujon go along with his motorcycle, an altercation between them broke out.
Angered by this, the police officer knocked him to the ground, dragged him along and kicked him in the chest, shows the video clip.
Some onlookers recorded the incident in their mobile phones and later, a clip was uploaded on the Facebook.
Superintendent of Police of the district Md Moktar Hossain said the ASI was closed over the incident and a departmental case will be filed against him.
Chattogram, Jan 14 (UNB) – A fire broke out on a running as its gas tank exploded at Prem Bazar Fulchhari area of Banshkhali upazila in the district on Monday morning.
No casualty was reported over the incident as soon after the fire broke out the passengers of the bus managed to step out of it.
Bus driver Md Swapan said he was driving the bus for Chattogram city in the morning. The engine of the bus stopped after running for two hours at Prem Bazar Fulchhari area, he said.
When he tried to restart the engine of the bus its gas tank went off triggering the fire, he added.
Banshkhali Fire Service Station Chief Uttam Kumar said after being informed the rushed to the spot and doused the flame but the bus was already burned completely.
Shahjalal University (Sylhet), Jan 14 (UNB) – A student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) was found hanging from the ceiling at his room at Kajalshah in the city on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Taifur Rahman Pratik, 25, a student of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology department of the university under 2011-2012 academic session.
Sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan of Kotwali Police Station said they recovered the hanging body of Pratik in the evening.
He said prima facie, it seemed that he committed suicide sometime on Sunday night.
Shanta Tawhida, victim’s sister and also a teacher of Dhaka University, alleged that Pratik, who stood first class first in the Honours examination, failed to obtained desired marks in his Masters exam following supervisor’s ‘conspiracy’, which shattered his dream to become a teacher.
She claimed that Pratik killed himself out of frustration.
Pratik, hailing from Narsingdi district, used to live at a room in the area.
Police sent the body to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
SUST Proctor Zahir Uddin Ahmed said further action will be taken after taking to his family members.
Chattogram, Jan 14 (UNB) – A sedition complaint was filed with a court here on Monday against three BNP activists for reportedly vandalising the photograph of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Nur Mostafa Tinu, a Jubo League leader of Chawkbazar area, lodged the complaint with Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Imran in the afternoon.
The accused are Ayas Khan, Mohammad Mohibullah and Modasser Hossain.
The court took cognisance of the complaint and asked the officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Police Station to submit a report after investigation, said Sheikh Iftekhar Saimul Cchowdhury, president of Chattogram Bar Association.
According to the complaint, the accused swooped on a club in Chawkbazar area on January 9 and vandalised Bangabandhu’s portrait.