A Sylhet court has sent a man to jail for blackmailing a college student who committed suicide in a hostel in Sylhet city two months ago. The accused is Shyamal Das, 21, of Habiganj district. Judge Saifur Rahman of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court-1 passed the order on Thursday after recording the accused’s statement. Syed Anisul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahporan police station,said they arrested Shyamol from Jalalabad residential area of Sylhet and presented him before the court on Thursday. Shyamal Das gave a confessional statement in the court regarding his involvement in the suicide. Read:MC College student found dead in dorm Referring to the statement, the OC said Shyamal hacked into the Facebook messenger of the victim Smriti Rani Das and blackmailed her with her private photos for money. He took Tk 2,500 from her which she had sent through Bkash before committing suicide. The police arrested Shyamol after tracking him based on that transaction, said the OC. A case of instigating suicide was filed at Shahporan police station following a complaint of the victim’s father, said OC Anisul. On May 25, Smriti, a 21-year-old student of MC College, was found hanging inside a room in her hostel in the Tilagarh area of Sylhet city. Prof Saleh Ahmed of MC College said Smriti used to stay in a room on the second floor of the hostel but her body was found in an unoccupied room on the third floor.
The body of a college student who went missing Monday after falling from a launch in the Pangasia canal, was fished out Tuesday, police said. The deceased was identified as Niloy, 18, a Class 11 student of Gajaria Government College and son of Dr Md Ali from Hoglakandi village. His body was recovered around 10am from the Pangasia canal, a distributary channel of the Meghna river in the district's Gajaria upazila, by divers from Narayanganj fire service, said Rifat Mallik, station officer of Gajaria fire service. Also read: Two fishermen go missing after boat sinks in Bay Md Rais Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gajaria police station, said, "Niloy and his friends were returning home from a picnic on the launch, ML Hasib, on Monday when the tragedy occurred." "Niloy tried to remove a hanging live electric wire and was electrocuted. He fell in the river in the impact of the jolt and drowned," the officer said. Also read: At least 21 killed, 3 missing in south Iran floods Seven of his friends -- Rifat, Minhaz, Faysal Pradhan, Rabbi Shakill, Nahid and Sharif -- also sustained injuries in the incident, and are being treated at a hospital, said the OC.
A 17-year-old college student allegedly ended his life by consuming poison over his parents' refusal to buy him a bike in Chuadanga. The deceased was identified as Sabbir Hossain, a resident of Sadar upazila of the district. He was a Class XII student of Chuadanga Government College. Read: Worker killed in Chuadanga boiler blast Family sources said Sabbir consumed poison on Wednesday night as his parents didn’t buy him a bike despite his repeated pleas over the past few days. Later, he was rushed to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where he died during treatment around 11pm, said Mahabbur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Chuadanga Sadar police station. The body has been kept in the hospital morgue for an autopsy, he added.
Narail court has placed college student Akash Saha on a three-day remand in a case over a Facebook post that allegedly hurt religious sentiment in Lohagara upazila of the district. Senior Judicial Magistrate Morshedul Alam passed order on Sunday after investigating officer of the case Makfur Rahman, also sub-inspector (SI) of Lohagara police station, sought a seven-day remand to interrogate him. Police arrested Akash Saha from Khulna Saturday night. Besides, another case was filed against 200 to 250 people at Lohagara police station on Sunday night in connection with the vandalism of houses and shops and attacks on two temples in Sahapara, said Sheikh Abu Hena Milon, officer-in-charge of the police station. Read: Narail vandalism: Youth held over Facebook post ‘hurting religious sentiment’ On Friday, an angry mob went on a rampage in Lohagara upazila of Narail district damaging at least two houses of the Hindu community and several shops at Digholia Bazar following the Facebook post by the youth. Haran Chandra Pal, officer-in-charge of Lohagara police station, said the college student belonging to the Hindu community posted a remark on Facebook hurting religious sentiments on Friday. As the news spread like wildfire, a group of local people thronged Digholia Bazar and vandalised two houses and six shops that night. They also set one of these houses on fire over the issue, the OC said. They also vandalised chairs and sound boxes of Shahapara temple and tin roof of Akhrabari temple during the mayhem. On information, police rushed to the spot and fired in the air to bring the situation under control. Additional police forces were deployed in the area to avert further trouble.
A 19-year-old college student was crushed to death by a speeding bus when he fell off his bike after being hit by an ambulance on the busy Dhaka-Bogura highway in Bogura on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Sakib Hasan, a student of Institute of Information Technology Bogra (IITB) and son of Rafiqul Islam. The accident occurred when the Dhaka-bound ambulance from Bogura hit Sakib's bike near the Noymile Bus Stand area in Shahjahanpur upazila. Also read: Mother-daughter duo killed in Dinajpur road accident "The deceased was riding the bike, while his friend Sunny Ahmed was riding pillion. Both of them fell off the bike in the impact. But before Sakib could get up, he was run over by the commuter bus," said AKM Baniul Alam, in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police. "We have seized the bus and sent the body to the local hospital morgue," he added.
Authorities have suspended a Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) inspector for raping a 20-year-old college student. Accused inspector Manjurul Ahsan Masud became a fugitive after a case was lodged in this regard. PBI Khulna’s Superintendent of Police Syed Musfiqur Rahman said that the decision was taken by higher authorities as Masud was a fugitive and an accused in the case. He said that the CCTV showed evidence that inspector Masud took the student to a house and came out after quite some time. “The student had earlier met Masud at the PBI office and it is learned that the student also took a set of extra clothes before leaving the house that day,” he further said. A 20-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a PBI official at Mirzapur Road in Khulna city on May 15. Police said a college student came to PBI Inspector Majurul Ahsan Masud five days ago following a cyber-issue. The crime occurred when Inspector Masud took her to a newspaper office at Mirzapur Road promising her to solve the problem. Later, the victim lodged an FIR at the Khulna Sadar police station immediately after the incident, said Officer-in-Charge Hasan Al Mamun. The woman was sent to the One Stop Crisis Center (OCC) of Khulna Medical College Hospital for medical examination, he added. There was prima facie evidence of the crime, said the OC. Also read: House tutor arrested for trying to rape 9-year-old in Feni
A 17-year-old college student has been stabbed to death allegedly by some miscreants in Chandnaish upazila in Chattogram. The deceased was identified as Zahed Hossain Awal, a resident of Chandnaish municipality area. He was a class XI student of Gachbaria Government College in the upazila. Police said some miscreants stabbed Awal and two others- Raihan Hossain Tanel, 22, and Yeasin Arafat Sagar, 16- over previous enmity in Joara Fakirpara area on Wednesday night. Later, they were rushed to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared Awal dead. Also Read: College student raped by PBI official in Khulna Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandnaish police station, said the motive behind the killings will be known after an investigation. “Efforts are on to arrest the killers,” the OC added.
A 20-year-old woman was raped allegedly by an official of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) at Mirzapur road in Khulna city on Sunday. Police said a college student came to PBI Inspector Majurul Ahsan Masud five days ago following a cyber-issue. The crime occurred on Sunday noon when Inspector Masud took her to a newspaper office at Mirzapur Road promising her to solve the problem. Also read: Female UP member ‘raped’ in Rajshahi: 5 held The victim immediately lodged an FIR at the Khulna Sadar police station, said Hasan Al Mamun, officer-in-charge (OC) of Khulna Sadar police station. The woman was sent to the One Stop Crisis Center (OCC) of Khulna Medical College Hospital for medical examination, he added. The evidence of the crime was found primarily, said the OC. Also read: College student accuses former lover of rape with promise of marriage in Kurigram Processes are underway to file a case in this regard, he added, saying, “Efforts are on to nab the police official.”
A college student in Fulbari upazila in Kurigram has accused her former lover of raping her multiple times with promises of marriage after he got married with another woman. Police rescued the girl on Saturday from in front of the alleged rapist's house upon receiving a call in this regard on Emergency call service number 999. The girl went on a hunger strike in front of the accused Mamun Sarker’s house, said Fazlur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Fulbari police station. Also read: 3 arrested in Ctg over gang rape of girl who escaped from Cumilla According to the girl’s statement, she got aquainted with Mamun while studying in a local college. Mamun later instigated an affair with her and on April 25 raped her several times at her sister’s house. Soon after the locals learned about their affair Mamun married another woman. The girl said, “He raped me by promising marriage. If I don’t get justice I’ll commit suicide.” Also read: 2 held over strangling a girl to death during rape attempt in Joypurhat A case has been filed at Fulbari police station following the girl’s complaint under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, said OC Fazlur Rahman. “The girl has been sent to Kurigram for medical test to confirm she was raped,” said the OC.
Police on Friday recovered the body of a college student from Belpukur area in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi, two days after he had gone missing. The deceased was identified as Hasibur Rahman Sagar, 19, of the upazila. He was a Class-XI of Belpukur Ideal Degree College. Also read:2 sisters found dead after father takes them out for Eid shopping Sagar’s relatives spotted his body in Belpukur rail crossing area in the morning and alerted police. Sagor’s father Sahad Ali said he went to visit Green Valley Park in Natore's Lalpur upazila with his friends and had been missing since then. He also lodged a general diary with Belpukur Police Station. Police suspected that Sagar was killed two days ago after being hit on his head. Also read: Missing youth found dead in Chuadanga Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Belpukur police station, said they informed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to collect the evidence from the spot. GRP police were also informed for taking legal steps as the spot is under this station, said the OC.