Two people were killed and 10 others were injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Rajendrapur area on Saturday morning.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Alamgir Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Gazipur Police Station, said the accident took place when a bus of Ena Paribahan hit a covered van from behind around 11am.
Two passengers of the bus were killed on the spot and 10 others were injured.
Police recovered the bodies and took the injured to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital, the OC said.
A local leader of BNP student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was hacked to death by miscreants at Sykdebpur Chowrasta in Bochaganj upazila on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Moznur Rahman Moznu, 35, son of Obaidul Islam of Dhontola village and general secretary of the upazila unit JCD.
Ayub Ali, officer-in-charge of Bochaganj Police Station, said they recovered the body around midnight.
The motive for the murder and identities of the assailants are still unknown, he said, adding that they are investigating the incident.
Police arrested a landlord for allegedly sexually assaulting a college girl, one of his tenants, in the district town on Friday morning.
The arrestee was identified as Md Selim Pervez, son of Abdul Gafur of Shah Abdul Karim Road in the town.
The 23-year-old victim from Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga filed a case at Kotwali Police Station in the morning. She is a student of Jessore Government Mahila College.
According to case statement, she had rented a room at Pervez’s house. The landlord called her over phone on Thursday night to discuss house rent.
During the talks, he gave her an immoral proposal and forcibly touched her. The victim cried for help and got out of the room quickly as other tenants came out.
Later, locals caught Pervez and handed him over to police. He was produced before the court on Friday noon.
Forty-three members of a faction of Naldanga upazila Awami League unit resigned on Friday from a new committee formed by the upazila chairman.
Akhter Hossain, joint general secretary of Naldanga AL, backed by the local MP, told UNB that the party’s upazila unit committee was formed on December 8 in presence of Shafiqul Islam Shimul, MP.
Rois Uddin Rubel and Towhidul Rahman Liton were made president and general secretary of the committee.
In the meantime, Upazila Chairman Asaduzzaman Asad formed another committee declaring himself as the president and Ayub Ali as general secretary, he said.
Hossain at a press conference on Friday declared upazila chairman-backed committee invalid while 43 members of that committee resigned.
The resigned leaders claimed that the upazila chairman had put their names in the committee without informing them.
Asaduzzaman could not be reached for comments.
One of the three children missing since an overcrowded tourist boat sank on Karnaphuli River was found dead on Friday afternoon.
Divers of fire service recovered the body of Deblila, 10, around 4pm, said Ashraf Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Chandraghona Police Station.
Divers are searching for the other missing passengers – Binoy, 5, and Tumpa Majumdar, 3.
The children had gone missing after the boat sank around 11am, said Sufi Ullah, Additional Superintendent of Police.