The death toll from Covid-19 in Thakurgaon reached 10 after one more patient died of coronavirus on Thursday.
The 78-year-old man from Jamalpur in Sadar upazila has been suffering from kidney and other diseases, said Civil Surgeon Mahfuzar Rahman.
Besides, 27 more people including five members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) tested positive for coronavirus in 24 hours till Wednesday evening, raising the total cases to 596 in the district.
Among them, 302 patients have recovered.
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Meanwhile, 67 samples have been sent to Dinajpur Medical for test, the local health officials said.
The death tally from coronavirus in Bangladesh rose to 3,557 on Thursday as 44 more patients died of the virus. On the day, the health authorities announced detection of 2,617 new cases.
Currently, Bangladesh’s officially confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 269,115.
Two teenage girls have reportedly been gang-raped by two young men at Char Krishnapur village in Kachakata of Kurigram.
The incident took place on Monday when the girls were going to one of their relatives’ houses in the afternoon.
Two separate cases were filed at Kachakata Police Station on Wednesday and Thursday, said Mamun-or-Rashid, the officer-in-charge.
According to case statements, Al Amin, 24, son of Majibor and Khoka, 21, son of Jasmat, took the girls to the nearby jute field when the victims were going to the houses of their relatives and raped them.
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Locals rushed in and rescued them hearing their screams.
Police said they are investigating the incident but are yet to make any arrests.
Three teenagers were killed in a clash at a juvenile correction centre in Jashore on Thursday evening.
The deceased as - Naim Hossain, 15, son of Nannu Parmanik of Shibganj, Parvej Hasan Rabbi, 18, son of Roza Mia of Daulatpur and Rasel Hossain, 18, said Additional Superintendent of Police Towhidul Islam.
Jashore District Special Branch (DSB) Inspector M Mashiur Rahman said the clash occurred between the teens in the afternoon but the reason was not clear yet.
The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.
Mushfiq, Trainer at the correction centre, said a number of adolescents were injured a few days ago after their two groups locked into fight. The clash on Thursday evening was related to the previous one.
The trio was declared dead after being taken to the hospital, he added.
"The boys had several wounds on their bodies," Amiyo Das, doctor at the hospital said.
At least four people, including three members of a family, were killed and two others injured in a road accident in Sylhet's Osmani Nagar Upazila on Thursday.
A bus hit an auto-rickshaw in Bhanga area of Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in the evening.
Three of the deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Juned Mia, 28, Karima, 4, and Arfa, 12, while identity of their mother could not be known immediately.
Officer-in-Charge of Osmani Nagar Police Station Shaymal Banik said a Sylhet-bound bus of Mamun Paribahan collided with a Sherpur-bound auto-rickshaw killing two of its passengers on the spot.
Later, two other passengers died while being taken to the hospital.
The injured are being treated at the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, the OC said.
A team of Detective Branch in Bogura arrested three people including a local Jubo League leader along with fake cheque of Tk 1200 crore from Tarash upazila in Sirajganj district on Wednesday.
The arrestees are Md Rabbi Shakil alias DJ Shakil, 32, vice president of Tarash upazila JL unit and son Golam Mostafa, IT specialist Md Humayan Kabir, 28, son of Abdul Malek, of Kusumdi village in the upazila, and manager Md Harun Rashid, 26, son of Saidur Rahman, of Garikhetra village of Manda upazila in Naogaon.
A case was filed against them with Bogura Sadar police station on charge of fraudulence and another under the Digital Security Act, said Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, superintendent of Bogura Police at a press briefing around 12am.
Police said that that Rabbi Shakil is the chairman of two companies named Rishan International and International Bank Loan Service.
Police seized the checque of TK worth Tk 1,201.72 crore, fake appointment letters of army, fake identity cards of various media outlests and equipment used for forgery from his office.
According to Bogura District DB Police sources, Amanatullah Tareq, owner of Amayra Agrofarm in Bogura and Ashiq, owner of Ovi Agrofarm contacted them after seeing an advertisement of International Loan Service.on their Facebook page.
DJ Shakil took Tk 14.35 lakh in the name of arranging them a bank loan of Tk 5 crore through commission. They were then mailed a letter of loan approval from the Department of Youth Development and scanned copies of two checques worth Tk 4.5 crore.
But as they did not receive the original copies of cheques for a long time, they inquired about it and found the loan approval letters and the cheques fake.
Later, they informed the matter to police.
A police team led by DB police inspector Imran Mahmud Tuhin raided Shakil's office in Tarash at 5pm on Wednesday and arrested them, said the SP at the press conference.