Noakhali, Dec 28 (UNB) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said no bid to create anarchy and violence on the election day will work as law enforcers remain alert.
“All the efforts to unleash anarchy will fail and the election will be peaceful as law enforcement agencies have taken adequate measures,” he said while talking to reporters after inspecting a newly constructed bridge over the Chhoto Feni River, connecting the Noakhali-Gorarganj road, in Companiganj upazila in the afternoon.
Quader said they remained ready to tackle any secret attack targeting them. “Our leaders and activists remain alert. All the conspiracies to foil the election will be thwarted.”
He said although a faction of the Jatiya Oikyafront was considering quitting the election race, the other group is in favour of remaining in the field.
Tangail, Dec 28 (UNB) – BNP aspirant Lutfar Rahman Khan Azad for Tangail-3 constituency on Friday demanded withdrawal of Ghatail Police Station officer-in-charge Maksudul Alam and Dhalapara police outpost In-charge Amirul Islam for openly asking voters to cast their vote for ‘boat’.
Lutfar Rahman made this demand at a press conference at Tangail Press Club Auditorium on Friday afternoon.
In a written statement, Lutfar said Awami League men carried out attacks on his party men as well as threatening voters not to go the polling centres.
The law enforcers also arresting BNP men without any reason, he alleged.
Although written complaints were sent to the election commission and concerned authorities several times, any measures were taken yet in this regard, he added.
Tangail District unit BNP General Secretary Advocate Farad Iqbal and Ghatail unit General Secretary M Rezaul Karim along with some other BNP leaders were present at the briefing.
Narayanganj, Dec 28 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of an unidentified youth from Fatullah early Friday.
Officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Fatullah Model Police Station Shah Jalal said a night guard spotted the bloodstained body of the youth at Khejurtala Road near Khan Saheb Osmani Ali Stadium around 3am.
On information, they recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.
Narayanganj, Dec 28 (UNB) – A pregnant garment worker was found slaughtered at their residence in Siddhirganj here on Friday morning.
Police recovered the body of Mukta Akhter, 22, wife of Kawser Ahmed. Hailing from Muradnagar of Cumilla, the couple had been living at a house of Dhankunda.
Kawser went into hiding after the incident.
Locals spotted the throat-slit body of Mukta lying on the bed through the window of their house in the morning and informed police.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy, said officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station Shahin Shah Parvez.
He said Mukta might have been killed sometime on Thursday night over family feud.
The residential medical officer at the hospital said the victim was pregnant.
Victim’s mother Josna Begum who along with her husband Joynal Abedin rushed in from Cumilla on information said Mukta was married off to Kawser three years back. “Since their marriage, he used to torture my daughter. They got separate one and a half years back, but Kawser took back my daughter two months ago,” she said.
Chattogram, Dec 28 (UNB) – Three people, including a minor boy, were killed on Friday after a cement-laden truck hit a rickshaw in Mirsharai Upazila.
The victims have been identified as Sultan, 31, from Pola Morga area, Nezam, 35, from Nichinta area, and Abir, 5.
The accident took place in front of Baratakia Bazar Eye Hospital around 11am.
Sultan and Nezam died on the spot while Rakib succumbed to his injuries when he was being taken to hospital, said Mirsharai Fire Service Station In-charge Rabiul Islam.
A fire service team rushed to the spot and recovered two bodies from the spot, he added.