Wife slaughtered by husband in Joypurhat
A 31-year-old woman was slaughtered by her husband over a family dispute on Tuesday night in Akkelpur Upazila of Joypurhat district. The deceased was identified as Panna Begum, 31, wife of Sirajul Islam, resident of Gudumba-Purbapara village of Akkelpur Upazila. Jaipurhat Superintendent of Police Mohammad Noore Alam confirmed the matter. The Superintendent of Police said that the husband and wife often quarrel over family disputes and not having any children. Following an argument, Sirajul Islam slaughtered Panna Begum on Tuesday night and went to the mosque quietly with other worshipers of the village to perform Shab-e-Barat prayers, leaving the body on the floor. An hour later, he returned from the mosque and started screaming, pretending to be surprised to see the bloodied body of his wife, said the SP. Panna Begum’s father Anwar Hossain filed a case with Akkelpur Police Station in this regard. Police arrested Sirajul Islam with three others in this incident on Tuesday night and he confessed to killing his wife brutally in police interrogation.
Man to die for killing pregnant wife in Joypurhat
A Joypurhat court on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing his pregnant wife in 2007. The condemned convict is identified as Jewel Hossain, son of Jalil Hossain of Khetlal upazila in the district. Judge of the Additional district and Session Judge Court-2, Abbas Uddin pronounced the punishment. The court also fined him Tk 50,000.According to the prosecution, Jewel used to torture his wife Laili Begum for dowry. On July 23, 2007, the couple picked up a quarrel over the issue and at one stage, Jewel strangulated his s wife to death after torture when she was seven-month pregnant. Also read: 2 sentenced to death in absentia for murder in Gopalganj Rabeya Khatun, sister of Laili lodged a complaint against Jewel and Jewel’s parents with Khetlal Police. Police registered a murder case in this connection later. After examining records and witnesses, the court handed down the punishment and acquitted Jewel’s father and mother Lili Begum, as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
One dead, 2 injured in motorcycle, bicycle crash in Joypurhat
One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a bicycle on the Joypurhat-Bogura highway in Thushi Gari Mor area of Joypurhat's Kalai upazila. The deceased, Mahfuzur Rahman, 41, was the son of Ibrahim Hossain of Madai village in Kalai upazila’s Punat union.The injured are Ariful, 24, nephew of the dead biker, and Mukul Hossain, the cyclist. Also Read: Bogura road crash leaves 5 dead; Bus set ablaze The accident happened at around 7 pm on Saturday. Mahfuzur and his nephew were on their way to Kalai Sadar upazila when their motorbike collided with a bicycle in the Thushi Gari Mor area, said Moinuddin, officer-in-charge of Kalai police station. The accident left the biker dead on spot. Locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Kalai Upazila Health Complex.The cyclist was transferred to Joypurhat District Modern Hospital in critical condition.
Truck-auto-rickshaw collision leaves five dead in Joypurhat-
Five people were killed and one was injured in a collision between a truck and a CNG run auto-rickshaw at Malipara in Khetlal Upazila of Joypurhat district on Monday morning. The deceases were identified as Nafis Hossain, Nafis Hossain, 18, a HSC 1st year student of Govt. Sayeed Altafunnesa College and a resident of Sakharunj Chowdhuripara area, Amzad Hossain, 42, the auto-rickshaw driver and resident of Itakhola Bazar of Khetlal upazila, Shahnaz Parvin, 45, a resident of Khaddogudam area of same upazila, Shahinur Akter, 38, field staff of Khetlal Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) office and Sirajul Islam, a resident of Dhamoirhat upazila of Naogaon district. Razibul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Khetlal Police Station, said the auto-rickshaw carrying five passengers collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction, leaving two died on the spot. The rest were rushed to a local hospital where three others succumbed to their their injuries, said the OC.
Joypurhat: Bodies of 2 missing youths recovered from Chhoto Jamuna river
The bodies of two youths were recovered from the Chhoto Jamuna river of Joypurhat on Thursday morning, some 20 hours after they went missing. The deceased were identified as Sanjit Bashfor, 23, and Tonmoy Rajak, 17, both residents of the Rail Station Road area of Joypurhat town. Shanjit was a student of Open University while Tonmoy studied in Kashiabari High School of the town. Fire service divers fished out the bodies from the river, 100 metres away from the Chak Shyam Ghat area, around 10am during a rescue drive, said Joypurhat Civil Defence and Fire Service Warehouse inspector Mohiuddin. On Wednesday, the duo went missing in the river in the Chak Shyam Ghat area during the immersion of the idol of Goddess Kali. On information, divers from the fire service and civil defence rushed to the spot and started a rescue operation, said inspector Mohiuddin.
Woman hacked dead in Joypurhat
A 44-year old woman has been hacked to death in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat district . The deceased was identified as Shipan Akhter, wife of Tojam Sarker of Duhil-Napara village of the upazila. Police said Tojam found her wife’s throat-slit body in her room Saturday morning and informed police. READ: One killed, 4 injured in Joypurhat road crash Locals suspected that she might have been killed following previous enmity over a piece of land. Officer-in-Charge of Kalai Police Station Moinul Hossain said that the body was sent to Joypurhat District Hospital for autopsy. Those involved in the murder would be identified and arrested soon, he said
2 held over strangling a girl to death during rape attempt in Joypurhat
Two men were arrested over strangulating an Honours first-year student to death while attempting to rape her on Friday at her home in Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat. The arrestees were identified as Rony Mahanta, 29, son of Shankar Mahanta and Zahid Hasan alias Kamini Zahid, 33, son of Khorshed Mandal, said Masum Ahmed Bhuiyan, Superintendent of Joypurhat police in a press briefing on Sunday. He said in primary interrogation the arrestees have accepted their involvement in the crime. Also read: Sherpur youth sentenced to life imprisonment in rape case “The accused were neigbours of the girl and planned to rape her after her brother threatened them several times for teasing and giving indecent proposals to the victim,” said SP Masum Ahmed. “They entered the girl's house after being sure her brother and sister-in-law were not home and tried to rape her around 2 am. As she protested and attacked them, they in a bid to stop her screams strangled her to death with her clothes,” said the SP. On Saturday morning her relatives found her body on the bed and informed police. Also read: Teen rapes minor girl in Gaibandha Following a tip off police arrested the two accused from separate areas of the Majhina village in the upazila. Earlier, victim’s brother filed a murder case with Pancbibi police station in this regard.
One killed in Joypurhat road crash
One person was killed and two others were injured in a collision between a bus and a pickup van in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Masud Rana, 37, the pickup van driver and resident of Gomstapur of Chapainwabganj. Joypurhat Fire Service and Civil Defense deputy assistant director Shawkat Ali Joddar said that the passenger coach of Hanif Paribahan from Hili hit the pickup van from behind in the Shalban area on the Joypurhat-Bogra highway. Also read: 3 of family die in Dhaka road crash The driver of the pickup van was killed on the spot in the impact of the crash, while two other occupants were injured. A seriously injured occupant was sent to Joypurhat District Hospital while the driver’s body was handed over to Khetlal police for an autopsy, he said. Also read: B’baria road crash leaves three youths dead
2 madrasa students killed, 6 injured in Joypurhat road crash
Two madrasa students were killed and 6 more sustained injuries as a speeding truck collided with an auto-van in Kenduli area of Joypurhat sadar upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Zihad,10, and Abdullah,9, both students of Shailotti Hafizia Madrasa in Panchbibi upazila. The injured were all students and teachers from the same madrasa and they are currently being treated at Joypurhat Modern District Hospital. Officer-in-Charge of Joypurhat sadar police station Alamgir Jahan said around evening on Monday some students were returning to the madrasa in an auto-van after collecting donations from different villages. READ: Chandpur road crash leaves two dead Near the Kenduli area a speeding truck from the opposite side collided with the auto-van, leaving Zihad dead on the spot, said the OC. Fire service officials rescued the seven others injured and admitted them to the district hospital. Abdullah was referred by the hospital to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College for more advanced treatment, but died on the way there. READ: Bank official killed in Magura road crash The truck driver was detained with the truck in this regard, said OC Alamgir.
Raped by two, eighth grader ends life in Joypurhat
Eleven days after she was allegedly raped, a Class VIII student ended her life in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat district on Thursday night. According to her family members, the girl took the extreme step unable to bear the trauma and embarrassment. She allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of her house. The alleged rape occurred on November 7 when the teen was returning home around 5 pm after attending a ceremony in her high school. Also read: Speech-impaired teen raped in city Shahinur, a local youth, offered to drop her on his motorcycle but instead took her to an abandoned school building and allegedly raped her. His friend too came to the spot took turn to violate her. The girl was later rescued by local residents. On November 8, a case of sexual harassment was filed against Rafikul and Shahinur following a complaint lodged at the Khetlal police station by the girl's family. However, the accused remained absconding while the girl’s family claimed that they had been being threatened by the accused. Also read: Housewife ‘gang-raped’ in Bhola’s Monpura: Police Officer-in-charge of Khetlal police station Nirendranath Mandal said that "efforts are on to arrest the accused in the sexual harassment case". “Another case will be filed against the accused if evidence of abetment to suicide is found during the investigation," he said.