As many as five people were killed and several others were injured in separate road accidents in Tangail and Lalmonirhat districts on Wednesday. In Tangail, three women were killed and at least 15 others were injured on Wednesday as a pick-up van lost control and fell into a roadside ditch at Analiabari area of Bangabandu Bridge link road under Kalihati Upazila. The deceased were identified as Sahana Begum, 60, wife of late Sultan, resident of Gandail area under Tangail Sadar Upazila, Nurjahan, 50, daughter of Mahtab Ali, resident of Pechamanik area and Firoza Begum, 60, wife of late Hatem Ali, resident of Gourang area of Dhanbari upazila. Shafiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Bangabandhu Setu East Police Station, said that the accident occurred when a Sirajganj-bound pickup van carrying 30-35 people lost control and turned down into a roadside ditch, leaving two women dead in the spot and 16 others injured. The injured were taken to Tangail General Hospital where another woman succumbed to her injuries, the OC said, adding that Police sent the bodies to Tangail General Hospital morgue for autopsy. In Lalmonirhat, two people died and several injured in another road accident at Burirbazar area of Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Nabiul, son of Mohammad Ali, resident of Tushbhandar union under Kaliganj upazila and Rejaul Islam, son of Mojibur, resident of Khedabagh area of Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila. Locals said, an auto-rickshaw was going to Barabari with 7-8 passengers while a truck coming from the opposite side hit the rickshaw at Burirbazar area. A man died on the spot in the impact of the crash and another one was declared dead by duty doctor when locals took the injured to hospital. Ershadul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station, said that two people died in this accident and some sustained critical injuries. They have been sent to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital. However, police have seized the truck from the spot, the OC added.
Three people, including an Awami League leader, were killed in an attack by a buffalo at Delduar upazila in Tangail district on Sunday and Monday. The deceased were identified as Hasmat Ali Khan, President of Lauhati union unit Awami League, one Kitab Ali, and Hazera Begum, wife of Azgar Ali of Tarutia village in the upazila. Nasir Uddin Mridha, officer-in-charge of Delduar Police Station, said Sharif Mia of Baropakhia village of the upazila purchased two buffaloes for farming on Sunday. Of these, one buffalo managed to tear off its noose. Read more: Sherpur man killed in wild elephant attack At one stage, the buffalo started to attack people, leaving 25 injured. They were taken to different hospitals. Among the injured, Hazera succumbed to her injuries at Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital around 3 pm on Sunday while Hasmat died at Savar Enam Medical College and Hospital and and Kitab Ali on the way to Dhaka, both on Monday night.
A court in Tangail issued warrant for arresting former Basail Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) in a rape case filed last year. Judge Monira Sultana issued the warrant against former UNO Md Manjur Hossain after the allegations brought against him were proved primarily through an investigation. According to the court, the accused Manjur, who is serving as OSD at the public administration ministry, created a relationship with a college girl through social media Facebook in 2021 when he was the UNO. He allegedly raped the girl on the pretext of marriage and used to live in a rented house identifying themselves as couple. Read more: Arrest warrants issued against Jamaat chief, 11 others in sabotage case Manjur severed communication with the girl when she put pressure on him to marry. The victim filed a case against him at the court on June 21 last year. Later, the court asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the incident. The PBI submitted their investigation report on December 29 last year while the court on Monday issued the warrant under section 493 of the Penal Code.
A 70-year-old death row convict died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Wednesday night, police said. Manik Mia, an inmate of Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur, was undergoing treatment at Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital for the last few days after he fell seriously sick. The 70-year-old, from Tangail's Mirzapur, was referred to DMCH today as his condition started to worsen, Ismail, assistant chief prison guard of Kashimpur Central Jail, said. Read more: Prisoner dies while undergoing treatment at Gazipur hospital Manik was declared dead at the emergency department of DMCH at 8.05pm, he added. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, Inspector Bachhu Miah, in-charge DMCH Police Outpost, said.
Two women and a child were killed and 5 others injured as a train rammed into an auto-rickshaw at an unmanned level crossing in Tangail's Bhuapur upazila on Tuesday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The accident occurred at Dapakandi level crossing on Bhuapur-Tarakandi rail line of the upazila this noon, leaving the trio dead on the spot, said Faridul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bhuapur police station. Road accident: Road accidents kill 2 in Sirajganj The injured were first taken to Upazila Health Complex. Later, they were shifted to Tangail General Hospital for better treatment, added the OC.
Police recovered bodies of two people from a rail track at Hatiya in Kalihati upazila of the district Thursday morning. The deceased---Sagor Sikdar, 35, son of Chanchal Sikdar and Sajeeb, 33, son of Liakot Ali, were residents of Santhia upazila of Pabna. Locals said the duo was going to Pabna from Dhaka by a private car on Wednesday night. Read more: Man, woman on motorbike killed in Tangail road crash A bus hit the private car on its way to Pabna in Kalihati upazila around 2.30am. They remained unhurt and came out of their vehicle and then they were walking on the rail track. The duo might have been crushed by any train at that time, locals said. Fazlul Hoque, in-charge of Tangail Railway police outpost, said that the bodies were sent to morgue for autopsy.
A third-year student of a public university was killed in Tangail after his motorcycle crashed into another two-wheeler Thursday night, police said. The deceased identified as Nurul Absar Jewel, 24, was a student of the textile department of the Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) and from Ramu upazila, Cox's Bazar. Read more: Motorcycle accidents killed 19.28% more people than previous year: Road Safety Foundation "The accident occurred around 7:30pm in the Sabalia area of Tangail town as Jewel's motorcycle collided with another motorcycle. He immediately died from the impact of the crash," Sub-Inspector Md Nabin, in-charge of Tangail General Hospital Police Box, said. The body has been sent to the hospital morgue for an autopsy, he added.
A 50-year-old man, who was detained on Monday, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of the toilet of Banshtoil Police camp in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail district early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Lebu Shikdar, son of Bahar Uddin of Banshtoil village. Gias Uddin, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Banshtoil Police camp, said police detained Lebu and Mafiz in connection with the killing of one Sakhina Begum of Banshtoil Westpara village on Monday. “Lebu killed himself by hanging himself from the ceiling of the toilet of the police outpost,” said OC Gias. Police handed over the body to the family members after postmortem and he was buried in the night. Protesting the murder, local people blocked the Gorai-Sakhipur-Dhaka road after torching tyres on the road, disrupting vehicular movement for three hours on Tuesday. According to Aleya Begum, wife of Lebu, she claimed that a team of police led by Daroga Sakhawat and Nesar Uddin picked up Lebu and took him to the police camp forcibly on Monday night and they unleashed torture on Lebu during the whole night. He died there after failing to bear the torture under police custody. Read: Youth arrested for stealing money dies in police custody Aleya Begum also demanded justice and exemplary punishment for those involved in the killing. Mohammad Kaisar, superintendent of Tangail Police, said a police constable identified as Subrata Sarkar has been withdrawn for dereliction of duty. He was attached to the district Police Lines. A three-member body was also formed to look into the matter, he said adding “Legal action will be taken against any policemen involved in the death of Lebu.”
Two men were killed and three others injured when their auto-rickshaw crashed into a truck parked along the Tangail-Mymensingh highway in Ghatail upazila of Tangail early on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Shahjahan Ali, 65, from Kashtala village, and Nepal Chandra Saha, 62, from the Hamidpur Saha Para area, said Azharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station. Read: Narail road accidents claim two lives All the victims were occupants of the auto-rickshaw. The injured -- auto driver Ratan, 23, and passengers, Maruf, 20, and Tahira, 4 -- are being treated at the upazila health complex, he said. The accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday near the Najunbagh area of the upazila when the victims were returning from a wedding at Andipur village in Ghatail sadar union, said OC Azharul. The bodies have been handed over to the families following legal procedures, he said.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have detained ten more people, including the ‘mastermind’ of the robbery incident after hijacking a Chattogram-bound bus in Tangail when a woman commuter was raped. The detainees were identified as mastermind Ratan Hossain, 21, Md Alauddin, 24, Sohag Mondol, 20, Khandakar Md Hasmat Ali alias Dipu, 23, Md Babu Hossain alias Julhas, 21, Md Jibon, 21, Md Abdul Mannan, 22, Md Nayeem Sarkar, 19, Russell Talukdar, 32, and Md Aslam Talukdar alias Raihan. The Rab members detained the 10 after conducting drives in Dhaka, Gazipur and Sirajganj on Sunday, Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the Legal and Media Wing of the Rab headquarters, said while briefing reporters on Monday. Rab also seized 20 mobile phone sets, two silver bangles, 14 SIM (subscriber identity module) cards and a sharp weapon used in robbery from their possession. During primary interrogation, it was known that mastermind Ratan served jail for one and a half years for robbing a bus of ‘Savar Paribahan’ along with Jibon, who was a helper of a bus, in 2018. After being released from jail on bail in 2020, Ratan snatched an auto-rickshaw and again jailed for another year. Read: Robbers loot commuters & rape woman on Ctg-bound bus After being released on bail, he and his gang committed robberies on the highways in Savar, Gazipur or Sirajganj areas. During the robbery in Tangail, Jibon was engaged in looting the goods of the passengers. Legal steps will be taken against the detainees, the official added. On August 3, the spine-chilling crime occurred in Raktipara area of Tangail's Madhupur upazila. When the bus took the busy Dhaka-Tangail Highway in the Natiapara area, the seven robbers whiffed out guns, hijacked the vehicle, and drove it towards Madhupur upazila. Posing as passengers, the seven boarded the bus in two groups in a span of 10 minutes around 11pm after it resumed its onward journey following a stopover at a hotel in Sirajganj district. Twenty-four people, including 22 passengers and two staffers, were on board the bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ at the time. On a desolate stretch, the armed gang robbed the twenty-four people, including 22 passengers of cash, jewellery and mobile phones. They then blindfolded the passengers and raped the woman commuter on board. The passengers' ordeal continued for over three hours till the seven criminals forced them to get off the bus and drove the heavy vehicle towards Raktipara's Jam-e-Mosque, where they abandoned it and fled with the booty, police said. An FIR was lodged in connection with the robbery and rape. On Thursday, Raza Mia, 32, was arrested from the Deula area of Tangail district town, said police. Raza is a driver of ‘Jhatika Service’ bus in Tangail and lived in a rented house in Tangail new bus terminal area. During interrogation, Raza told cops that he was the one who drove the bus while others held the passengers and staff hostage at gunpoint, said Sarkar Md Kaisar, superintendent of Tangail Police.