POST TIME: 22 June, 2018 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

Cop stabbed by drug peddler, two held in N’ganj

NARAYANGANJ: A cop was stabbed by a drug peddler during an anti-drug operation at Dorisonakanda area in Narayanganj port on Wednesday noon, reports UNB.

The victim has been identified as Ilias Shah, Sub-inspector of the Narayanganj Port Police Station.

Being tipped-off, a police team led by SI Shah, arrested a warranted drug peddler Rabiul Islam, son of Tukku Mia, who is influential in the community. Tukku tried to get his son released from the police and during a back-and-forth stabbed the sub-inspector on his chest, leaving him critically injured, said AKM Shahin Mondol, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Port Police Station.

But the other police personnel accompanying them were able to arrest the father Tukku Mia and his son Rabiul Islam from the operation, the officer added. Later, the injured sub inspector rushed to local health complex and from where he transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as the condition deteriorated, said Dr Mahabub Alam, medical officer of port upazila health complex.

Youth commits ‘suicide’

A young man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a house at Dashmari Hindupara in Rajshahi on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Sajon Ali, 20, son of Ashraf Ali of the area. Quoting family members, Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station, said getting no response from Sajon in the evening, his sister Kanchan found him hanging with a rope.

Later, they entered there breaking open the door and informed it to police. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue.

Art show on Rohingyas begins

A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicked off at Liberation War Museum on Wednesday with lighting the candles.

The exhibition titled “Art For Humanity: The Flight and Resilience of the Rohingya” was jointly inaugurated by Mia Seppo, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ziaudding Tariq Ali, Member Secretary and Trustee of the Liberation War Museum, Professor Abul Burk Alvi, former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, Tanbir Sarwar Rana, President of the Cox’s Bazar Art Club and Papa Kysma Sylla, Deputy Country Representative of UNHCR Bangladesh. The exhibition is to continue till June 28 at the Gallery 5. Paintings drawn by the Rohingya refugee children are also being displayed in the exhibition.