Police recovered a slaughtered deer and three deer hides from Antihara village in Koyra upazila early Saturday.
Tipped off, police conducted a drive in the area and found the slaughtered deer and the dear hides packed in a plastic sack in an abandoned condition, said Md Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Koyra Police Station.
No one was arrested in this connection. A case will be filed with the police station under the Wild Animal Act, the OC added.
Several thousand residents of five villages in Monirampur upazila have to use a narrow risky bamboo bridge for crossing the Mukteshwari River as they do not have a concrete bridge.
The villagers said that before the election, political leaders always promise to build a concrete bridge over the river but they forget it once the election is over.
Villagers, particularly students and the old, find it hard to cross the makeshift bamboo bridge on regular basis.
Moreover, farmers face difficulties when carrying their crops to the market.
In monsoon, it becomes too hard to cross the bridge on foot as it gets covered in mud.
Residents of Naili, Gabukhali, Protapkati, Subolkati and Katakhali villages in Dhakuria union told UNB that they have been suffering for years for want of a bridge.
Linkon Biswas, a class four student of Nauli Government Primary School, said that crossing the bridge daily is a scary experience for them. “We always have to worry about safety,” he said.
Pradip Kumar Mallik, a farmer of Nauli village, said that they need to travel several kilometres to take their produced goods to market, which increases the transportation cost.
Rabiul Islam, an upazila engineer, said that a proposal to build a bridge has already been sent to LGED headquarters.
Local union parishad member Gouro Chandra Dey said that there has been no visible progress yet. “All they (the authorities concerned) have been doing is taking measurements since 2017 for building bridge,” he said.
A recent World Bank report says annual road crash deaths per capita in Bangladesh are twice the average rate for high-income countries and five times that of the best performing countries in the world.
Nirapad Sarak Chai, a road safety advocacy group, in a report said that 5,227 people were killed in 4,702 road accidents in Bangladesh last year.
The WB report said Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities.
A private organisation inaugurated two Manipuri language learning centres in Sylhet on Friday on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.
The Nayabazar Manipuri Language Learning Centre and Laldighipar Manipuri Language Learning Centre are located in Nayabazar Khushighat of the city.
Cultural personality and Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Sangsth Sylhet divisional President Onil Krishna Singh presided over the programme while Manipuri student Dipika Singh coordinated it.
Singh said he had a desire to set up Manipuri language centre in the city and eventually he made it possible with the support of the people. “The language centres have been established to save the Manipuri language,” he said.