POST TIME: 4 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

Minor girl ‘raped’ in Ctg

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a young man in Lalkhan Bazar area of Khulshi in Chattogram city on Sunday. Police arrested the alleged rapist, Mohammad Harun, 26, a resident of a slum in Lalkhan Bazar area. Officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station Nasir Uddin said Harun picked up the girl while she was walking along the road in the area and took her behind a rickshaw garage where he violated her. Hearing victim’s screams, locals rescued the child and caught Harun from the spot, he said. After a mass beating, Harun was handed over to police, the OC said.

The victim was sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital as she was bleeding profusely, said Assistant Sub-inspector of CMCH police camp Alauddin Talukdar.

2 held over AL leader’s death   

Police arrested two people from Sylhet city on Sunday evening in a case filed over the murder of Awami League Kuwait unit leader SM Abdul Ahad.

Mosharaf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said they arrested two people for interrogation.

However, police did not disclose the names.

Earlier, victim’s wife Rasna Begum filed the murder case with Kotwali Police Station accusing 5/6 unnamed people.

SM Abdul Ahad, 40, son of Haji NurMiah of Munshibazar Karimpur Medeni Mahal in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district and organising secretary of Kuwait unit of Awami League, who came to Sylhet from Moulvibazar on Thursday to attend a party programme, was hacked to death in the city on Friday morning.

Poetry Festival ends

The two-day forth International Poetry Festival ended amid huge enthusiasm and colourful concluding ceremony held at conference room of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rangpur city Sunday night.

Over 150 poets of Bangladesh, India and Nepal participated in the festival arranged by Rangpur-based reputed literary newspaper the ‘Natun Shahittya Potrika’.

Earlier, Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman inaugurated the festival as the chief guest in the launching ceremony held on Saturday afternoon with noted educationist Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin in the chair. Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping and poet Md Abdus Samad Faruk attended the concluding ceremony as the chief guest with Convener of the festival and Editor of the ‘Natun Shahittya Potrika’ Poet Mahfil Haque in the chair. Professor Muhammad Alim Uddin and Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping poet Mohammad Abdul Mannan, poet Nurul Islam Sarder also addressed the concluding function.