A 50-year-old man died in police custody Wednesday after he was detained following a clash between two groups at Rajuk Bhaban in Dhaka's Uttara in the afternoon. Hiron Miah, a businessman from Khilkhet, fell sick at Uttara East Police Station at 5:10pm and was declared dead after being taken to Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, Johirul Islam, officer-in-charge of the police station, said. Hiron was detained at 4:30pm over a clash at Rajuk Uttara Bhaban, he added. After getting a 999 call, police rushed to the spot and detained Hiron. Forty minutes later when someone called Aminul Islam was filing a case against Hiron, the 50-year-old fell ill at Uttara East Police Station and was rushed to the hospital. However, Hiron's family said he went to the Rajuk office to get a plan approved. "At that time, some people beat him up and would not let him go. They later called 999 and had Hiron detained," Hiron's wife said. Read more: Drug peddler snatched from police custody in Ctg; woman shot dead
A 32-year-old worker died after falling off an under-construction building in the capital’s Bhasantek area Tuesday afternoon. Md Julhas Mridha was the son of late Hamid Mridha, of Banakata area under Dohar police station in Dhaka. Read more: Worker dies falling off under-construction building in capital Monir Hossain, a co-worker of the victim, said Julhas fell off the third floor of the 10-storey under-construction building in the Bhasanteke area while he was working, leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced him dead upon arrival, said Md Bachhu Mia, inspector of the hospital police outpost. Read more: Worker dies falling off under-construction building in city The body was kept at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he added.
Shahjahan Khan, a former BNP MP from Patuakhali-3 constituency who sustained serious injuries in an attack reportedly by the ruling party activists on November 4, died on Monday at a city hospital. He was 71. Khan, also the ex-general secretary of Patuakhali district unit BNP, breathed his last at LabAid hospital around 10am, his son Shiplu Kahn told UNB. He said his father came under an attack by the ‘cadres’ of Jubo League and Chhatra League on the Patuakhali-Barishal highway while going to Barishal along with his followers to join BNP’s divisional rally the following day. Read more: Square Group founder’s wife Anita Chowdhury no more Shiplu alleged that the ruling party activists beat Khan with rods and sticks, leaving him critically injured. He was admitted to a hospital in Patuakhali immediately and later shifted to LabAid Hospital on November 22 as his condition deteriorated. “My father died about 10am today (Monday) while undergoing treatment at the hospital,” he added. Shiplu said Khan will be buried at his family graveyard in Dakshin Sutabaria village next to his mother’s grave after Asr prayer on Tuesday after several namaz-e-janazas in Dhaka and Patuakhali. Herring the news of Khan’s death, BNP Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and the party’s other senior leaders rushed to the hospital and talked to the bereaved family members. Read more: Ex-state minister Shah Muhammad Abul Hussain passes away The BNP leader paid homage to Khan by standing in solemn silence for a while in front of his mortal remains at the hospital. Meanwhile, BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul expressed deep shock at the death of Khan. In separate condolence messages, they prayed for the salvation of Khan’s departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
A 10-year-old boy died in an explosion of a toy-like object coined with wire in Gowainghat upazila of the district Saturday night. The deceased--Jewel Mia, was son of Moina Mia of Mohammadpur village under the upazila. KM Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat police station, said the victim’s parents break stones imported from India. Mother Josna got a toy-like substance coined with cables while breaking the stones recently, he said, adding that the blast occurred around 7pm when Jewel was attaching a battery of his father’s mobile phone to the object, leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to a hospital where physicians declared him dead on arrival, the OC said. Read: Worker dies in N’ganj gas cylinder blast “Explosives often come with the consignment of stone imported from India and those are used in breaking the stones,” he said, quoting businesses and workers. The body was sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy, the police officer added.
Three people were killed after a head-on collision between a bike and a trolley on Beribadh road in Bagan Bari union of Chandpur’s Matlab North upazila on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Shanto Miazi, 25, son of Abdur Rashid Miazi from Khaguria village of the union, Md Rashed, 24, son of Selim Bokaul from the same village and Selim Mia, 30, son of Abid Ali from Chandrakandi village of the union. According to locals, Shanto, Rashed and another youth named Tanvir were going towards Khaguria from Beltoli on a bike, while a trolley was heading from the opposite direction. “The collision happened on the Beribadh road in front of Hapania Bhuiyan Bari, leaving the trio on the bike and the helper of the trolley critically injured. Rashed died on the spot, while Shanto and Selim were declared dead by on-duty doctors when they were taken to the Upazila Health Complex,” said Hridoy Hossain, a local. Read: Two bikers killed in Chandpur road accident Md Mohiuddin, Officer In-charge (OC) of Matlab North Police Station, said that police couldn’t bring Rashed’s body to the hospital due to the insistence of his family members. “Bodies of Shanto and Selim are currently in the morgue. Tanvir has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for better treatment. The driver of the trolley has fled after the accident, while the vehicles have been completely damaged. We’ll take legal actions after investigating the incident,” Mohiuddin said.
A case was filed on Wednesday against eight police officials over the death of a Jatiyatabadi Chattra Dal leader in a clash between police and activists of BNP and its associate bodies in Bancharampur upazila of Brahmanbaria. Md Rahmat Ullah, father of deceased Nayan Miah, filed the case with the court of District Senior Magistrate (Bancharampur) naming eight police officials and eight to ten unnamed ones. The accused are- Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Anisur Rahman, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mozammel Hossain Reza, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bancharampur Police Station Noore Alam, Police Inspector (Investigation) Tarun Kanti Dey, Police Inspector Afzal Hossain Khan, Sub-Inspector (SI) Bikiran Chakma, constables Bishwajit Chandra Das and Shafikul Islam. Read: 98 JCD activists sued over attack on police in Chapainawabganj According to the case, the prime accused in the case constables Bishwajit Chandra Das and Shafiqul Islam opened fire on the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies during the clash over distributing leaflets for the rally in Cumilla at Molla Bari area of the upazila on November 19. Nayan, vice president of Sonarampur union parishad unit JCD, fell down after being hit by a bullet and several others also sustained injuries in the attack. He was first rushed to Bancharampur Upazila Health Complex. Later he was shifted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced him dead around 7:30pm. The court will pass an order examining the case, said plaintiff’s counsel MA Mannan.
A student of Dhaka University died after falling off the 10th floor of a building at Jagannath hall of the university. Limon Kumar Roy, 20, was a student of the Institute of Education and Research(IER) of 2019-20 academic sessions of the university and hailed from Rangpur district, said in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp Bacchu Mia. He used to live at Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Bhaban of Jagannath hall. Read: RU student dies falling off roof of dormitory Jagannath hall provost Professor Dr. Mihir Lal Saha said, “ A student named Limon fell from Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Building at 10 am on Wednesday. Hearing the sound, some students of the hall took him to the hospital where doctors declared him dead." However, it has not been confirmed yet whether he committed suicide or not.
Police have arrested six staff of a launch from Keraniganj area of the capital over the death of former BCL leader Duranta Biplab, whose body was found in the Buriganga river on November 12. The arrestees were Hafez Md Saidur Rahman, 38, Alamin, 35, Md Masud Rana, 38, Emon Hossain, 23, Md Salman, 21, and Ibrahim Khalil, 29. They all are drivers and technical persons of ‘Morning Sun’ launch. Tipped off, the Detective Brunch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested them after conducting drive in Keraniganj on Saturday, said Deputy Commissioner (DB-Lalbagh Division) of DMP Mashiur Rahman. Read more: BCL leader arrested in Savar for ‘cattle lifting’ Biplab, 51, ex-general secretary of BCL Jahangirnagar University unit and also a former member of the Agriculture and Cooperative Sub-Committee of the Central Awami League, went missing while going to Mohammadpur from Keraniganj to meet his mother on November 7. The body of was fished out from the Buriganga river in Jajira area of South Keraniganj on November 10. Read more: BCL leader expelled after getting caught with Yaba in Chattogram After scrutinizing the CCTV footage of the area, police confirmed that Biplab drowned in the river when launch ‘Morning Sun’ hit his boat on his way back to home for delivering vegetables on November 7.
Five people including an elderly woman and a minor girl were killed and 15 others injured in road accidents in Gopalganj and Gaibandha disyrcts on Thursday night and Friday. Abu Nayeem Md Mofazzel Hoque, inspector of Bhatiyapara highway police outpost in Kashiyani of the Gopalganj, said a Tungipara-bound bus of ‘Imad Paribahan’ from Dhaka rammed into a sand-laded truck parked in Gopinathpur area under sadar upazila around 11pm, leaving the trio dead on the spot and 15 others injured. The deceased were identified as Ashik, 25, son of Asaaduzzaman of Tungipara upazila in the district, Sohag, 30, son of Abdur Rahman of Boalmari upazila in Faridpur, Nizamuddin Sardar, 60, son of Alauddin Sardar of Gopalganj Sadar upazila. Read: Motorcyclist dies in Dhaka road accident On information, members of police and fire service rushed to the spot and sent the injured to Gopalganj General Hospital , he added. Of the deceased, Ashik was the bus’s supervisor; Sohag was the truck driver while Nizamuddin was the bus passenger. In Gaibandha, a Gaibandha-bound bus of Al Riyad Paribahan hit Gaibandha-bound bus of Al Riyad Paribahan knocked down a woman and her drandchild, said Maidul Islam, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Gaibandha Sadar Police Station. The deceased were identified as Sabina Begum, 45, wife of Ashraful Islam of Boulerpara village in Betkapa union under Gaibandha’s Palashbari upazila and her granddaughter Tiya Moni, 5. According to locals, Sabina used to work at a hotel. Read: Father-son duo killed in Kushtia hit-and-run accident She ran after Tiya when the latter was crossing the highway to eat cake.
Bangladesh reported another Covid-linked death and 35 more Covid cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning. With the new numbers, the total fatalities rose to 29,430 while the caseload rose to 2,036,268, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Read more: Covid-19: One death, 69 new cases reported The daily case test positivity rate rose to 1.05 per cent from Tuesday’s 0.91 per cent as 3,324 samples were tested during the period. The deceased was a man from Dhaka division. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 percent and the recovery rate at 97.44 per cent. In October, the country reported 60 Covid-linked deaths and 10,043 cases. Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.