Gazipur, Oct 1 (UNB) - A man was chopped to death while his wife injured during a ‘robbery’ at their house at Dakkhin Salna of the city early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Abur Rouf, 65, while the injured is Mazeda Khatun of the area.
Tanvir Ahmed, ward councillor of Gazipur City Corporation, said a group of 7-8 bandits swooped on Rouf’s house around 2am cutting open the door and looted valuables, including gold ornaments and cash.
They also hacked Rouf and his wife with sharp weapons, leaving them injured.
The injured couple was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Rouf dead.
Visiting the spot, Ezaz Shafi, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said it was not clear whether it was a robbery or a planned attack due to enmity. “Everything will be clear after investigation,” he said, adding that those involved in the incident will be arrested soon.
Chandpur, Oct 1 (UNB) – A fishing trawler capsized in the Meghna River on Monday night after it was caught in a storm.
However, all the seven fishermen of the trawler were rescued alive.
Those rescued are Awlad Hossain, 40, Noor Mohammad, 55, Alam Hawlader, 50, Billa Sardar, 25, Moktar Bepary, 23, Quadir Majhi, 19, and Abu Kalam Sarkar, 16. All of them hail from Sakhipur upazila in Shariatpur.
River Police sources said the fishermen were returning home after selling fish in a local market when their trawler overturned around 9pm after being caught in the storm at estuary of the Meghna and Dakatia rivers.
River police and local fishermen rescued Awlad and Noor Mohammad immediately afterwards and the rest five were rescued from Haimchar Bhairabi area as they were washed away by the wave.
Chattogram, Sept 30 (UNB) – A man has been burnt to death and five members of his family injured, by a blaze following a short circuit at a house at Chandgaon thana area in the Port City on Monday.
The incident took place at local ‘Ek kilometer’ area of the city in the afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Nazrul Islam, 40.
Five members of the same family received burn injuries. The injured are – Selina Koli, 30, Hajjaj, 3, Ajbir,13, Monwara Begum, 50, and Jubaida, 30. The injured have been admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
Of the injured, Monwara Begum had 70 percent burn injury.
Abul Kalam, OC of Chandgaon police station, said that the fire originated from a short circuit.
Alauddin Talukder, SI of CMCH police outpost, said that all six who suffered burns were taken to the hospital from Chandgaon and one of them died.
Later, the injured people were provided treatment at the Burn Unit of the hospital.
Eventually, police said, the injured people were taken to Dhaka for better treatment.
Pabna, Sept 30 (UNB) – A four-year-old girl was raped reportedly by a teenage boy at Sultanpur village in Bhangura upazila on Sunday.
Police arrested the teenager after the incident.
Quoting family members, Masud Rana, officer-in-charge of Bhangura Police Station, said the teenage boy took the girl to a garden near her house after alluring her of giving her pomelo and violated the girl.
Hearing victim’s screams, locals rushed in and caught the boy, aged 15. Later, he was handed over to police.
Police sent the victim to hospital for medical test.
Bagerhat, Sept 30 (UNB) – Three fishermen remain missing while four others turned up injured after 2 fishing trawlers collided early Monday, 60 nautical miles away from Fairway Boya in the Bay of Bengal.
The missing fishermen are Jafar Hawladar, 35, son of Hashem Hawladar of South Amragachhiya village, Khokon Hawladar, 25, son of Shafayet Hawladar of Gabtola village and Monir Boyati, 28, son of Motleb Boyati of South Rajapur village, all within Shoronkhola upazila.
The fishing trawlernamed FB Semi Power-4 of Chottogram hit another trawler named Al-Karim in early morning as they were spreading the net in the mid-sea.
The injured Sumon Molla, 28, Al-Amin, 32, Ismail, 25 and Solaiman, 30,were admitted to Shoronkhola Upazila Health Complex.
M Saiful Islam Khokon, the owner of Al Karim, said they have to face a loss of Tk20 lakhs as the main body of the trawler brokeand 25of their nets couldn’t be recovered from the sea.
SK Abdullah, OC of Shoronkhola Police Station, said that the owner of Al Karim complained in this regard primarily. Legal steps would be taken after getting a written allegation, he added.