Tangail, Sept 13 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Thursday sentenced a young man to death for killing a minor girl after rape in Madhupur upazila in 2014.
The condemned convicted is Kamrul Islam, 24, son of Saban Ali, a resident Bhutia Akhrachuna village in the upazila. The court also fined him Tk 1 lakh.
According to prosecution, when eight-year old girl Bithi was playing in a field of the village on May 19 in 2014 Kamrul took her to an orchard alluring her for giving litchi and violated her. Later, he killed her.
Locals caught Kamrul and handed him over to police.
During interrogation, Kamrul confessed to his guilt. Following his information, police recovered the body from the orchard.
Victim’s father Abul Kalam filed a murder case accusing Kamrul on May 20.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Khaleda Yeasmin handed down the verdict.
Chandpur, Sept 13 (UNB) – At least twelve passengers of a Dhaka-bound launch with 250 passengers aboard sustained injuries when trying to get down from it after a fire broke out inside its engine room at the launch ghat here on Thursday morning.
The fire was originated from electric short circuit when MV Rof Rof-3 was about to deport the launch ghat around 9:30 am, said Mamunur Rashid, the master of the launch.
Immediately the fire spread apace around making the area smoky, he added.
Being panicked over the incident, at least 12 people sustained injured when all the passengers and launch staffs were trying to get down from it altogether, said passengers.
Being informed, several firefighting units from the local Fire Service and Civil Defence stations rushed there and doused the fire around 10:45 am, said firefighters Akkas Ali and Nasiruddin.
Valuables including three engines, heavy machines, two generators and parts of the ground floor of the launch were gutted in the fire, said launch manager Faridul Islam.
“The fire caused losses of around Tk 8 to 10 crore,” he added.
Meanwhile, the suffered passengers left for Dhaka by another launch, Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of River Police Station.
Gazipur, Sept 13 (UNB) – A woman and her son died from electrocution at Keua Bakultala in Sreepur upazila on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Selina Akter, 35, wife of Anwar Hossain and her son Selim Hossain 15, the driver of a battery-run rickshaw.
Selim came in contact with a live electric wire while charging his battery-run rickshaw at his house in the morning and electrocuted. Selina also electrocuted while trying to save her son.
Later, they were taken to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared both of them dead, said Dr Abu Raihan, a physician of the hospital.
Panchagarh, Sept 13 (UNB) – A freedom fighter was killed and four others injured when a truck rammed a microbus on Panchagarh-Debiganj highway at Boda Bypass in Boda upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Mirza Abul Kalam, former commander of Muktijoddha Sangshad district unit.
Rabiul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Panchagarh Police Station, said the accident took place when the Panchagarh-bound truck hit a Rangpur-bound microbus carrying five people, leaving one dead on the spot and injured four others.
The injured were taken to Boda Upazila Health Complex, he added.
Abul Kalam met the tragic incident while going to Indian Visa Center in Rangpur.
Angered over the incident, locals put up a barricade on Panchagarh-Dhaka highway disrupting traffic movement for several hours.
Kushtia, Sept 13 (UNB) – The driver of ‘Ganj-e-raj Paribahan’ bus was arrested on Wednesday after a court here cancelled his bail order in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested bus driver Mahit Mia alias Khokon from Bangeswari area in Faridpur sadar upazila, said Additional ASP Muhaimenul Rashid of Kushtia Rab-12.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed issued arrest warrants against the bus owner and its driver following a petition filed by Sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia Model Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case.
Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the incident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.
Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail.
Earlier on Monday, the magistrate granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and the driver in the case.
A Rab team arrested the bus owner from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.
Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.
Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of Haruur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter's lap when a bus of 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' hit the mother in Kushtia district town on August 28, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on August 30.
The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station on the same day.
The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.