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Seven get life for killing child

SIRAJGANJ: A court here yesterday sentenced seven persons to life term imprisonments for raping and killing a child in Sahajadpur upazila of the district in 2010, reports BSS.

The court also fined them Taka 50,000 each, in default, to suffer six more months in prison.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Rafiqul Islam gave the verdict at noon in presence of six convicts, additional public prosecutor (APP) advocate Anwar Parvez Limon said.

The convicts are Abdul Hakim, 46, Hasen Ali, 38, Lokman, 53, Hasan Ali, 33, M Rana, 33, Nabir Hossain, 36, and Rafiqul Islam, 34, residents of Mosipur-Kayempur village of the upazila.

Mother ‘commits suicide killing daughter’ in Dinajpur

Dinajpur: A young housewife allegedly committed suicide after killing her minor daughter at Poly Khiar Mahmudpur village in Birampur upazila on Sunday evening, reports UNB.

The victims are Sumi Akhter Latifa, 35, wife of Tofazzal Hossain of the village, and their daughter Nasrim Akhter, 9. Katla union parishad Chairman Nazir Hossain said Tofazzal beat his wife in the afternoon over a family feud and went out of their house.

Locals found Sumi hanging from the ceiling and Nasrin lying dead on the floor around 7:30pm.

Officer-in-charge of Birampur Police Station Mokhlesur Rahman said police went to the spot on information.

Road crashes kill teacher, student

Jessore, Magura: Two people were killed in road accidents in Jessore and Magura yesterday and on Sunday.

In Jessore, a school student was killed in a road accident in Basundia area of Sadar upazila yesterday morning, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahim, 15, a student of class ten and son of M Kokhon, a resident of Bahadurpur village under Monirampur upazila of the district.

Police said the accident occurred when Rahim fell from the roof of a running bus and received injuries.

Critically injured Rahim was sent to Jessore 250-bed hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead.

In Magura, a school teacher was killed in a road accident at Ketapur in Sadar upazila on Sunday afternoon, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Abdus Samad Sheikh, 65, a teacher of Kachhundi School in the upazila.

Samad fell down from a picnic bus carrying students and teachers of the school and it ran over him , leaving him critically injured, said Illias Hossain, officer in charge of Sadar Police Station.

Later, he was taken to Magura Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead. A case was filed.

Body recovered in Jessore

Our correspondent, Jessore

Police recovered the body of a farmer from the playground of a school in Lebutola union of sadar upazila here on early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Azizul Sardar, 32, a farmer of Lebutola.

Victim’s uncle Shahjahan Ali said Andalpota High School security guard Torikul Islam took a loan of Tk 30,000 from Azizul and the duo had a dispute over the money.

Earlier on Sunday night, Azizul went missing after he went to the school ground to collect the money from Torikul.

Later, locals spotted Azizul’s body beside a septic tank of the school toilet and informed police.

Police detained Torikul for interrogation, said Tarek Nahiyan, sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station.

The body was sent to Jessore General Hospital for autopsy, he added.

Jamalpur farmers to get Aus cultivation incentive

JAMALPUR: The Department of Agriculture Extension has taken a programme to provide incentive to farmers on Aus cultivation in the district this year, reports BSS.

DAE sources said under the programme 2350 small and marginal farmers will get seed, fertilizer and irrigation facility free of cost for cultivating Aus paddy.

Of the targeted farmers, 250 will get incentive for cultivating Nerica variety of the paddy while the rest 2100 for cultivating the HYV variety Aus.

For cultivating the Nerica variety, each of the farmers will get 5 kilogram of seed, Tk 500 for irrigation, Tk 500 for weeds cleaning, 20 kilogram of Urea fertilizer, 10 kilogram of DAP fertilizer and 10 kilogram of MOP fertilizer.



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