Chandpur, Nov 30 (UNB) – Declaring him persona non-grata in Kachua upazila, a group of women on Friday brought out a 'broom procession' against Awami League-nominated candidate in Chandpur-1 constituency Golam Hossain.
The procession, led by female affairs secretary of upazila AL Rownak Ara Ratna, Mohila AL upazila unit president Salma Sahid and its general secretary Taslima Chowdhury, started from in front of the upazila AL office in the afternoon.
It ended at Kachua bypass road after parading the main roads of the upazila headquarters.
Later, the processionists burned Golam Hossain, also former chairman of National Board of Revenue, in effigy.
Speaking on the occasion, Ratna said Golam Hossain has a connection with the upazila Awami League. “Leaders and activists of upazila AL and its associate bodies won’t accept anyone except Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir in this seat,” she said.
The ruling party handed out nomination papers to both Mohiuddin and Golam Hossain for contesting the upcoming general election from Chandpur-1 (Kachua) constituency.
Both of them also filed nomination papers to the returning officer.
Barguna, Nov 30 (UNB) – An elderly couple was found dead at their house at Nali in Sadar upazila on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Mannan, 75, and his wife Fatema Begum, 60.
Police detained couple’s elder son Rony and his wife Koli for interrogation over the incident.
Arif Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the couple went to sleep on Thursday night as usual.
Getting no response from them since late morning, relatives stormed the room only to find them lying dead, he said.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Barguna General Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said.
There was no injury mark on the bodies as per the viscera report, he said, adding that they will be sure about the incident after getting the autopsy report. “We’ve taken the couple’s elder son and his wife to the police station for interrogation.”
Locals said Rony who runs a restaurant in the district town recently asked his mother to give him Tk 1 lakh for expanding the business after selling their land.
As Fatema declined to sell the land, Rony and his wife behaved indecently with her. An arbitration was scheduled to be held today (Friday) in this regard.
Chattogram, Nov 30 (UNB) – Huge nets and nylon were gutted in a fire that broke out at a fishing net warehouse at Chaktai in the port city on Friday afternoon.
Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire originated at the godown owned by Samiran Barua near Purabi Cinema Hall around 4:45pm.
The fire also spread to the movie house, burning down its furniture. However, no one was injured as it was closed during the incident.
On information, five firefighting units with 15 vehicles from different fire stations rushed in and doused the fire after frantic efforts of three hours, he said.
Samiran Barua claimed that the fire burned down nets and nylon of over Tk 1 crore.
Meanwhile, two committees have been formed to look into the fire incident, said Jasim.
Chapainawabganj, Nov 30 (UNB) - Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members seized six kilograms of gunpowder from bordering Wahedpur area of Shibganj upazila on Friday morning.
Lt Col Sajjad Sarwar, commanding officer of BGB-53 battalion, said a patrol team of the paramilitary force conducted a drive in Kalupur field around 11:30 am.
Sensing the presence of the BGB members, a teenage boy ran away towards the Indian territory leaving behind a bag, he said, adding that they later found 6 kg gunpowder inside the bag.
Pabna, Nov 30 (UNB) – A schoolboy was found buried in a garden of Dublia village in Sadar upazila on Friday, four days after he went missing.
The deceased was identified as Ashique Mahmud Oni, 14, son of trader Rabiul Paramanik of village. He appeared at this year’s Junior School Certificate examination from Dublia High School.
Victim’s cousin Shawon Reza Khan said Ashique went to see his father’s shop at the village in the evening of November 26 and after sometime, Rabiul asked him to go home but he did not return.
Rabiul filed a general diary with Ataikula Police Station the following day after failing to trace him.
Seeing a herd of foxes were dragging something out of a hole in a garden in front of Dublia police camp this morning, curious locals went there only to find the body of the schoolboy. Later, police recovered the body.
Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Ataikula Police Station, said they detained Ashique’s two classmates for interrogation over the incident.