BGB member killed in Bhola road accident
A BGB member was killed and four others were injured when a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw near Bhola’s Ilisha Bazar area on Tuesday. The deceased was Md Ismail Hossain Titu, 40, son of Md Anwar Hossain of Muchakandi village under Bhola Sadar upazila. According to locals, Ismail was coming to his house in Bhola Sadar from Khagrachhari on vacation. The accident occurred when the truck coming from the opposite direction collided with the three-wheeler on which Ismail was riding, leaving him dead on the spot. Read: Road accident kills soldier, injuries three others in Bandarban The injured including the driver of the three-wheeler were admitted to Bhola Sadar Hospital. Md Enayet Hossain, Officer In-charge of Bhola Model Police Station, said that the body has been sent to Bhola Sadar Hospital for autopsy. “The helper of the truck has been held and the truck has been seized. A case under the Road Transport Act has been filed in this regard,” said the OC.
BGB seizes Yaba worth Tk 6 crore from Cox’s Bazar
The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered two lakh pieces of Burmese Yaba worth Tk 6 crores during a drive at Ukhiya Upazila in Cox’s Bazar, said a BGB media release on Saturday. The illegal drug was being smuggled to Bangladesh from Myanmar through Balukhal Katapahar area on Thursday, added the release. Read: Follow the chain of command, PM tells BGB personnel Tipped off, a patrol team of BGB-34 under Balukhali BOP, conducted a drive in the area around 12:30am and challenged 4-5 people. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the suspected smugglers abandoned a sack and fled into the deep jungle. Read: BGB seized smuggled goods, drugs worth over Tk1073 crore in 2021 Later, the patrol team recovered the Yaba pills from the sack they left at the spot. Legal steps are being taken in this regard, said the release.
BGB member killing during UP-polls: Prime accused held
The prime accused in a case over the killing of a Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) member during third phase UP-polls at Garagram union in Nilphamari district was arrested on Monday night. The arrestee was identified as Md Maruf Hossain alias Auntik, son of Mosaddek Hossain who was chairman of the Union Parishad for 19 years. Read: 3 new police stations to arrest rising crimes in Sylhet? After his father’s death in 2017, Maruf was elected the UP chairman. In November 28, this year during the vote counting at Pashcim Daliram Majhpara Government School polling center BGB member Nayek Rubel Hossain was killed during a clash. Upon the complaint of Presiding Officer of the center Lalit Chandra, a murder case was filed at the Kishorganj police station accusing 95 people and some more anonymous people. Read:‘UP member’ who tortured Bagerhat housewife garlanding with shoes arrested During a drive of Rapid Action Battalion-4 (Rab) on Monday night in Ashulia area of Dhaka accused Maruf was arrested. During primary interrogation, accused Maruf reportedly confessed to planning an attack on the day of election at the center to capture it. He said he did it to win the election by securing all votes, said Rab-4 in a press release.
‘Need some rest now,’ BGB man says in suicide note
A Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member allegedly killed himself with his own gun on Friday night apparently having failed to endure acute poverty. “Too tired of fighting with poverty for the past seven years; need some rest now,” the BGB man said in his Facebook handle barely an hour before taking his life. Sohrab Hossain Chowdhury, 23, hailing from Parshuram upazila in Feni district, killed himself at 39 BGB battalion camp in Khagdahor area in Mymensingh, said assistant director of the battalion Yunus Ali on Saturday. Around 8:03 pm on Friday, he posted the suicide note on social media about his job dissatisfaction and urged all to forgive him. Read: Schoolboy commits suicide over motorcycle Sohrab narrated how “shamefully” he had to borrow money from his uncle for his mother’s treatment last month as he could not afford it with his small amount of salary. “Didn’t get any chance to do anything for my physically- challenged younger brother,” he wrote. “Amid the situation, people ask me why I’m not getting married. I never thought of getting married; only wanted to live a decent life somehow, but that has not been possible.” ”I’m too tired after fighting with mental pressure and poverty for the last seven years. Now I need some rest,” he wrote adding, “I seek pardon from my family, seniors, juniors and friends for this heinous act. But I had no other alternative.” Bangladesh reports 70% more deaths from suicide than Covid-19, according to a recent study by Aachol Foundation published on March 14, this year. Read: RU student commits 'suicide' Poverty in Bangladesh The percentage of the population living below the poverty line (upper poverty line) in Bangladesh has nearly doubled from 21.6% in 2018 to 42% in 2020, while the percentage of extreme poor (lower poverty line) trebled from 9.4% in 2018 to 28.5% in 2020, according to South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). The poverty rate has increased in both urban and rural areas in Bangladesh. The percentage of the population below the poverty line in rural areas was 45.3%, while the number was 35.4% in urban areas. The percentage of extreme poor in rural areas was 33.2%, while in urban areas it was 19%.
‘Rape attempt’ lands BGB member in Cumilla jail
A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was sent to prison on Sunday for allegedly trying to rape a first grader at Abidpur village of Burichong upazila.