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Woman, two children

killed over land dispute

Our correspondent, Kishoreganj

Three of a family including mother and two siblings were killed over land dispute at Purba Tarakandi village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganjj district on Saturday morning.

The deceased were Taslima Akter, 30, wife of Mosharraf Hossain who was also injured and their two children Md Niloy, 10, and Raisa Akhter, 8.

 According to Police and local sources, Mosharraf, a mason had long been at loggerheads with his expatriate elder brother Samsul Alam over a piece of land. Two families often locked into altercation over the issue. Afterwards, Samsul’s family left the village and started living in a rented house at town.  On Friday Md Mobin Mia, 25, son of Samsul Alam, also a Master’s student of Gurudayal Government college, went back to the village and locked into an altercation with his uncle next morning.

At one stage, Mobin swooped on Mosharraf and his family members with a sharp weapon around 6:30am and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving Taslima and Niloy dead on the spot. Raisa and Mosharraf were rushed to hospital while Raisa died on the way. Mosharraf was admitted to Kishoreganj Sadar General Hospital in critical condition.  Md Baten Mia, younger brother of Taslima filed a murder case with Pakundia police station accusing Mobin.

Officer-in-charge of Pakundia Police Station Muhammad Shamsuddin said police arrested Mobin from the spot and sent him to the court. The bodies were sent to Kishoreganj Sadar General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Bijoy Sarker’s 32nd death anniversary today

Narail: A two-day programme marking the 32nd death anniversary of spritual bard Bijoy Sarker will begin at the Shilpakala Academy and Shaheed Minar premises here on Monday, reports UNB.

Bijoy Sarkar was born in Dumdi village in the district on February 20, 1903 and died on 4the December 1985.

Narail Deputy Commissioner Md Emdadul Huq, also chairman of Charon Kobi Bijoy Sarkar Foundation, will innagurate the 2-day programme.

The programmes include paying wreaths, art exibition, competition of songs of Bijoy Sarker, seminar and confering Bijoy Sarkar gold medal.

The seminar is likely to be attended by Dr Pabitra Sarker, former Vice-Chenchelor Rabindra Bharati University of India. Bijoy Sarker was awarded the Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2013. "Ei prithibi jemon achhe temoni thik robe, shundor e prithibi chhere ek din choley jete hobe" "Tumi Jano Nare Priyo Tumi Mor Jiboner Shadhona" and many othr songs were written by the bard and baul singer Bijoy Sarker.

Ex-UP member killed in clash

Habiganj: A former Union Parisad member was killed and 15 people were injured in a clash over a land dispute at Jashkesori village in Ajmiriganj upazila on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.

Zillur Rahman Chowdhury had long been at loggerheads with Abdul Ahad of the village over a Waqf state land, said officer-in-charge of Ajmiriganj Police Station Md Wahiduzzaman quoting locals.

In a sequel to the dispute, two groups locked into a fight which left Nurul Amin, former member of Shibpasha Union, dead on the spot and 15 others injured.

The injured were taken to Upazila Health Complex and Habiganj Sadar Hospital.

‘Robber’ lynched in Narsingdi

Narsingdi: A suspected robber was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Dari Hairmara village in Raipura upazila early Saturday, reports UNB.

Sub-inspector Aminul Islam of Raipura Police Station said a group of bandits stormed the house of Maulana Zakaria at the village around 3:30am in a bid to loot valuables.

The house inmates, however, managed to inform their neighbours of the intrusion of the hoodlums.

Later, locals rushed in and chased the robbers who started fleeing sensing danger.

The angry mob caught one of the fleeing miscreants -- Zakir Hossain, 45, son of Harisul Haque of Birkandi Purbapara village in the upazila -- and gave him a tremendous thrashing, leaving him dead on the spot, said the SI.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.

NGO official shot dead

Our correspondent, Jessore

The executive director of a non-government organisation was shot dead near his residence on the outskirts of the district town on Saturday night.

The deceased was identified as Golam Kuddus Bhiku, 50, executive director of Protyasha Samajkalyan Sangstha and son of Yeasin Ali.

Victim’s brother Abul Kalam Azad Iku said unidentified assailants fired shots at his brother around 9:30 pm, leaving him critically injured. He was taken to General Hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said.

Quoting locals, Abul Bashar, inspector (investigation) of Kotwali Police Station, said the assailants also exploded several homemade hand bombs during the gun attack.

Seeds distributed among farmers

Our correspondent, Panchagarh

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) distributed Boro seeds and fertilizers among 980 farmers in Debiganj upazila of the district.

Local lawmaker Advocate Nurul Islam Sujon distributed the seeds and fertilizers among the farmers on the premises of the upazila agriculture office as the chief guest on Saturday afternoon. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Firujul Islam presided over the function. It was also addressed, among others, by the upazila chairman M Hasnat Zaman Chowdhury, agriculture officer Abdulla-Al-Mamun, upazila Awami League president ASM Nuruzzaman, Tapriganj UP chairman Golam Rahman Sarker.



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