Chattogram, Sept 11 (UNB) – A college student went missing in the bay at Patenga sea beach in the port city on Tuesday.
The missing was identified as Asif Shahriar, son of Md Barekul Islam, resident of Dulahazara village in Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district and class-XI student of Naval Forces School and College in Patenga.
Officer-in-charge of Patenga Police Station Abul Kashem Bhuiya said Asif along with his mate Nafis disappeared in the bay after they got down in the bay water skipping their college around 11pm.
Later, local photographers who were taking snaps of the bay saw them going down the water managed to rescue Nafis from the water body while Asif remained missing.
A team of divers of Chattogram firefighters and Naval forces has been conducting drive to rescue the missing, the OC added.
Thakurgaon, Sept 11 (UNB) – Two people -- a schoolboy and a woman -- have been killed in separate incidents of snakebite in Pirganj and Haripur upazilas of the district.
In Pirganj upazila, Hasan Dipu, 7, son of Akbar Ali of Narayanpur village, was sleeping in his room on Monday night when a snake bit him.
Family members first called a snake charmer who tried to treat the boy locally but failed.
Later, Dipu died on the way to hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.
Ramisa Begum, 35, wife of late Shafiuddin of Gajdumdangi village in Haripur upazila, was giving food to her cattle in the early hours of Tuesday when a snake bit her.
Later, she also died on the way to the Upazila Health Complex.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) - Criminal Investigation Department (CID) seized 1,586.36 kilograms contraband Ethiopian cannabis, also known as 'khat' worth around Tk 2.38 crore from foreign parcel section of General Post Office (GPO) here on Sunday.
Based on secret information, Organised Crime Unit of the CID seized the products, a new psychoactive substance (NPS) having some similarity with ‘green tea’ in look, kept inside 96 cartons.
Earlier on Saturday customs officials also seized 160 kilograms of 'Khat' from the Cargo Unit of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Briefing reporters at CID headquarters in the city on Tuesday, DIG of the Organised Crime Unit Md Shah Alam said primary investigation revealed that 20 organisations and individuals are involved in importing such type of new drugs. Investigation is underway to book the culprits under the law, he said.
Replying to a question, the DIG said the specialized crime unit is also conducting investigation to ascertain whether any official or employee of the GPO is involved in bringing in the consignments.
Magura, Sept 11 (UNB) – Four farmers were killed when a thunderbolt struck them while they working at a filed amid rain at Munshirchar in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
One of the deceased was identified as Rahamat Ali, 50 of Alidhani village in the upazila.
Sushanta Kumar Biswash, superintendent of Sadar Hospital said the four farmers were working in a field when a thunderbolt bore down on them around 3 pm, leaving them injured.
Later, they were taken to Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared them dead.
Khulna, Sept 11 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of a school teacher from a water body in Boira area of city on Tuesday morning 15 days after he went missing.
The deceased was identified as Kazi Taskin Hossain Toyon, 32, son of Kazi Tota of Mojgunni area in the city and the teacher of a local kindergarten school.
Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Khalispur Police Station, said that Taskin went missing on August 28.
Locals spotted his decomposed body floating in the water body in the morning and informed police.
Later, police recovered it, the OC said, adding that he might have been killed over land-related dispute.