Sirajganj, Oct 25 (UNB) – A teenage wife well below the legal age for marriage is said to have committed suicide after being deceived by her husband at Balighurirchar village in Sadar upazila early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Salma Khatun, 14, daughter of Aktar Hossain of the village.
Rafikul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Sadar Police Station, said Salma had an affair with Saiful Mia of Kushtia and they got married 10-12 days earlier.
How the blatant violation of the country’s anti-child marriage law was allowed to proceed is not clear, unless it fell under the controversial ‘special circumstances’ provision that allows for violations of the legal marriage age.
Salma came to know about Saiful’s first wife and son on Wednesday as she went to her in-laws in Kushtia where she was not accepted by them.
Later at night, Saiful brought Salma back to her parents’ house in Sirajganj where she locked herself in a separate room and hanged herself.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Police also arrested Saiful after a case was filed in this regard.
Gopalganj, Oct 25 (UNB) – A schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by her former ‘boyfriend’ at Jalirpar union in Muksudpur upazila in the district.
The victim alleged that she recently broke up an affair with Sohag Mallik, a student of Kaligram Banga Ratna College.
Out of vengeance, he picked her up on Tuesday night when she went outside to fetch water from a tube-well.
Sohag took the girl to a bush and forced her to drink liquor. Later, he violated the girl and fled, leaving her unconscious.
On Wednesday morning, the victim regained her senses and narrated the brutality to her family members. Later, she was taken to Sadar Hospital.
Dr Shamima Islam at the hospital said they carried out the medical test on the victim and it will be known after getting the report whether she was raped.
However, no case was filed in this regard.
Sylhet, Oct 25 (UNB) – A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist was stabbed to death in Upashahar area of the city on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Jahid Hossain, 18, son of Abul Kalam of Tero Ratan area and Class-X student of a local school. He was an activist belonging to Humayun Rashid Sumon group.
Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shahparan Police Station, said Jahid locked into an altercation with several BCL activists in front of Government Kibria College in the afternoon.
At one stage, they stabbed him with a sharp weapon, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the body.
Satkhira, Oct 25 (UNB) – Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard early Thursday rescued a fisherman who was kidnapped by forest robbers from Mathabhanga Canal of Chunkuri River in Sundarbans.
The rescued fisherman was identified as Ruhul Amin Morol, son of Jakir Morol at Chunkuri village of Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira.
Amir Hossain, Station Officer of Koikhali Camp Coast Guard said acting on a tip-off they conducted a drive on Mathabhanga canal and rescued the fisherman while the forest robbers managed to flee.
They also recovered four pipe guns, bomb, knife, marble, mobile phone, boat from the spot, he said.
Chattogram, Oct 25 (UNB) – Following assurance from the administration, bus owners on Thursday evening withdrew a strike enforced on Chattogram-Rangamati-Khagrachhari route on Wednesday night.
President of Chattogram Transport Owners’ Association Manjur Alam announced the decision following a meeting with the deputy commission.
Transport owners and workers enforced the strike from a protest meeting on Wednesday night protesting the jailing of a bus driver by mobile court.
On Wednesday, a mobile court of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, led by executive magistrate Md Deedarul Alam, sentenced the bus driver to three-month jail in Hathazari for not obeying the traffic rules.