Two schoolboys were killed after a truck rammed the motorbike they were riding in Baromaisa area in Nokla upazila here on Friday.
The deceased were identified as seventh grader Maruf Mia, 13, son of Abdul Hakim, and eighth grader Hamidul Islam, 15, son of Selim Mia of the upazila.
Mohammad Alamgir Hossain Shah, officer-in-charge of Nokla Police Station, said the truck rammed the motorbike coming from the opposite direction in the area at around 12pm, leaving Maruf dead on the spot and Hamidul severely injured.
Hamidul was taken to Nokla Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the OC added.
The OC also said police arrested Md Forhad Ali, the helper of the truck, and a case was filed in this connection .
Two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with police early Friday in Palpara area in Sadar upazila.
The deceased were identified as Arifuzzaman Emon, son of Akhtaruzzaman of Vatpara area and Jahangir, son of Miru Mia of Araiora area in the upazila.
Porimol Das, sub-inspector of DB police, said tipped-off that the robber gang was preparing for committing robbery in the area, Kotowali Thana police and DB police jointly went to the spot to conduct a drive.
As soon as the law enforcers reached the spot, the robbers opened fire forcing them to fire back in self defence that triggered a gunfight, he added.
SI Porimol said police recovered bullet-injured two robbers from the spot and took them to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
A LG gun, shells of five rounds of bullets, two daggers, and a knife were recovered from the spot, he added.
There were seven to eight cases including that of murder against the deceased.
The prime suspect for the killing of a seven-year-old girl after rape was killed in a reported gunfight with Detective Branch (DB) of police in Harishpur Natunpara area of Sadar upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Tariqul alias Saddam, 38, son of Noman of Charbagdanga in the upazila.
Tipped off that Tariqul was fleeing to India through Bakchar border, a DB team arrested him from the area around 6pm, said Fazal-e-Khuda, additional superintendent of police.
The detectives took him to Harishpur Natunpara area around 7:30pm to arrest two other accused, he said.
As soon as they reached the area, Tariqul’s associates opened fire on police forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, the additional SP said.
Police found Tariqul lying on the ground with bullet wounds and took him to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 9pm, he said, adding that a pistol, five bullets and a magazine were recovered from the spot.
On Monday, Rima, daughter of Ruhul Amin of the village, went missing and she was found dead at a bamboo cluster at Manik Hajirtola village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
Police said she was killed after rape.
Quoting the victim’s family, he said Rima went missing after she went out of their house on Monday afternoon for play. Later, victim’s family lodged a general diary in this regard.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Md Mahbub Ali has disclosed a plan to launch direct air connectivity between Sylhet and Chattogram (CTG), extending to tourism hotspot Cox’s Bazar (CXB), by June.
“Sylhet is a tourism-rich area. The government is taking various steps to develop the tourism industry here. An initiative is being taken to operate flights on the Sylhet-Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar route by June this year,” he said at a views-exchange programme at a city hotel here on Wednesday.
He also revealed that steps were being taken to upgrade the Saidpur Airport to an international one. Besides, five more aircraft would be inducted into the fleet of national flag carrier Biman by June.
Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised the programme where Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Sadar Upazila Chairman Ashfaq Ahmed, among others, were present.