Chattogram, Sept 8 (UNB) – A young man allegedly stabbed a schoolgirl to death and applied the same knife to his own throat, leaving himself severely injured at Dakkhin Bhurshi Rail Line in Potia upazila sadar on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Rima Akhter, 14, daughter of Manjurul Alam of Haidgao Mohajonpara area, also class-VIII student of Haidgao High School, while the youth as Masud, 25.
Officer-in-charge of Chattogram Railway Police Station Mostafiz Bhuyia said the slain body of a school girl has been recovered from Potia rail crossing.
Masud stabbed the girl to death, later tried to commit suicide with the same knife, said ASI Shilbrato of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Police Camp.
Later, Masud was admitted to ward no 25 at CMCH, Shilbrato added.
Moulavibazar, Sept 8 (UNB) – A numbers of establishments including factories and shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at a market in Sherpur Afrozganj area of the town on Saturday afternoon.
The fire ensued from an electric short circuit at a foam factory in Hazi Altafur Rahman market around 1 pm and soon spread to a nearby ice-cream factory, a poultry farm and a crockeries house, witnesses said.
On information, three units of firefighters rushed in and doused the flame after one and half hours of fanatic effort, said Md Abdul Hannan, team leader of Moulavibazar Fire Service and Civil Defence Station.
The total loss incurred by the fire may go up around TK one crore, he added.