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Elderly woman ‘beaten dead’ by ‘daughter-in-law’

Gaibandha: An elderly woman was reportedly beaten to death allegedly by her daughter-in-law at Bamondanga Dakuatari in Sundarganj upazila early yesterday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Maksuda Begum, 44, wife of Abdul Hamid of the village.

Abdus Sobhan, officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station, said Maksuda picked up a quarrel with his daughter-in-law Sharifa Begum over a trifling matter around 12 am.

At one stage, Sharifa hit Maksuda with a stick, leaving her injured.

She was taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared her dead in the dead of night.

On information, police went to the spot and arrested Sharifa in this connection.

Grenade found in Bagerhat pond

Bagerhat: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Tuesday recovered a grenade from a pond in Baharbunia area of Morelganj upazila, reports UNB.

Acting on secret information, a team of Rab-6 recovered the grenade from the pond in an abandoned condition in the night, said Thakur Das Mandal, officer-in-charge of Morelganj Police Station.

Later it was handed over to police, said the OC.

Police suspected that the grenade might have been kept there during the 1971 Liberation War.

BCL leader hacked in Bagerhat

Bagerhat: A local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader was hacked by miscreants at Ariyamardan in Kachua upazila early Tuesday, reports UNB.

The victim was identified as Hazra Istiaque Hossain Bahadur, 32, convener of upazila BCL and son of Hazra Abul Basar of the upazila headquarters.

Officer-in-charge of Kachua Police Station Md Rabiul Kabir said Istiaque got down from a bus at Signboard Bazar in the early hours from Dhaka.

He then took a three-wheeler to reach home.

However, a group of unidentified miscreants intercepted the vehicle at Ariyamardan around 5am and chopped the BCL leader indiscriminately, leaving him injured.

He was first taken to Kachua Upazila Health Complex from where he was transferred him to Khulna Medical College Hospital.

Road crashes kill 3 in 2 dists

Tangail, Cox’s Bazar: Three people were killed in road accidents in two districts yesterday In Tangail, a pickup van driver was killed as his vehicle hit a standing truck in Pratimabanki check post area under Sakhipur upazila of the district yesterday morning, reports BSS.

The deceased was identified as Ratan Miah, 35, son of Amir Ali, a resident of Karotia area in Sadar upazila.

Sub inspector (SI) of Sakhipur police station Sukanto Roy said the accident occurred on the Sakhipur-Gorai road when the pickup van hit the bamboo-laden truck from behind, leaving its driver Ratan dead on the spot.

In Cox’s Bazar, at least two people were killed and five others injured when a bus rammed a microbus at Phulchhari Dargah Bridge in Chakaria upazila yesterday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Liton Das, 28 and Saifur Rahman, 32.

The accident took place around 10 am when a Chattogram-bound bus hit a Cox’s Bazar-bound microbus, leaving two passengers of the microbus dead on the spot and five others injured, said Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Chakaria Police Station.

The injured were taken to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex. On information, police seized the two vehicles, the OC added.

Over 30,000 children to be                    administered Vitamin A

Our correspondent, Jamalpur

Around 3, 24769 children in the district will be administered vitamin A capsule during National vitamin A plus campaign on Saturday.

Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Mumtakim Mahmud Saadi at an orientation workshop at Dr Nazrul Islam conference room of the civil surgeon office today disclosed the information.

Saadi said 37059 children aged from 6 month to 11 months will be administered IU (International Unit) blue coloured vitamin A capsule while 2,87710 children aged from 12 months to 59 months will be fed IU red coloured vitamin A capsule on the day in the district.

He said making the campaign successful, a total of 1692 centers have been set up in the district.

District Health Superintendent at Civil Surgeon Office Khalilur Rahman and Co-ordinator of Nutrition International Mahfuza Ruma, among others, spoke at the orientation workshop.

Youth held with pistol, bullets

JOYPURHAT: Police in a drive arrested a youth with a foreign made pistol and five bullets from Khonjonpur area in Sadar upazila last night, a press release said, reports BSS.

The detainee was identified as Milon Hossain, 21, hailed from Khonjonpur Purbo Para of the upazila.

On a tip-off, a team of Police conducted a raid in the area at midnight and arrested Milon with the pistol and bullets.

A case was filed in this regard.

Couple dies from electrocution

Joypurhat: A couple was electrocuted at Rangta village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Mujibar Rahman, 46, son of Abdul Aziz of the village, and his wife Karima Khatun, 37.

Officer-in-charge of Joyputhat Police Station Selim Hossain said the couple came in contact of a live wire at their chicken farm which was set up for killing foxes. They died on the spot.

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