POST TIME: 12 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
news in brief

news in brief

Man jailed for selling daughter to brothel in Tangail

Jashore: A tribunal here on Monday sentenced a man to seven years imprisonment for selling his daughter to a brothel in Faridpur district, reports UNB.

After examining records and witnesses, Jashore Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Amit Kumar Dey handed down the verdict and fined Tk 50,000 to the convict Shariful Islam, 43, of Bagharpara upazila.

According to the prosecution, Shariful had married to Sufiya Begum, daughter of Phul Mia of Bagharpara upazila and the couple got divorced over a year after been blessed with a daughter.

Since then Sufiya along with her daughter used to live at her parent’s house. After 15 years of the incident, Shariful came to visit his daughter, now in her teen, at the house of Phul Mia and claimed his fatherhood on February 5, last year.

Later, he along with his daughter went out of the house in the name of roaming places but did not return to the house of Phul Mia and since then both remained missing.

After eight months, Bangladesh National Women Lawyer’s Association (BNWLA) rescued the girl from a brothel in Faridpur district as Shariful sold his daughter to the brothel on March 22, last year.

On information, Phul Mia filed a case with Bagharpara Police Station against Shariful under human trafficking act.

Nasima Khatun, a co-coordinator of Jashore BNWLA, said they rescued the girl and took her to a shelter home where the girl has been living for over a year.

2 bodies recovered in Satkhira   

Satkhira: Police recovered the bodies of a woman and a man from Nagarghata and Jhorghachha villages of Tala upazila on Monday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Mamtaz Begum, 55, and Gopal Gosh. Quoting locals, assistant superintendent of police Apu Sarwar of Tala circle police, said Mamtaz’s daughterTumpaKhatun had a brawl with her mother in the noon. At one stage,Tumpahit her mother’s head with an iron stick, leaving her critically injured.

The injured was taken to Satkhira Sadar Hospital from where she was referred to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).

She succumbed to his injuries around 7 pmat KMCH.

Meanwhile, police recovered the body of Ghopal from a water body near his house in the evening.

The body bore several injury marks on it, said the police official.

Man held with arms in Jhenidah   

Jhenidah: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a young man along with a pistol from Sura village in Harinakundu upazila on Monday afternoon, reports UNB.

The arrestee was identified as Saidul Islam, 32, son of Karom Ali of the village.

On information, a team of Rab-6 conducted the drive in the village and arrested Saidul with a pistol, said Abdullah Al Mehedi, company commander of Jhenidah camp.

A case was filed in this connection Harinakundu Police Station, he added.

3 minors drown in Tangail

Tangail: Three minor boys drowned in two ponds at Chasabhadra and Kamlaeid areas in Nagarpur upazila on Monday evening, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Tanjin, 9, son of Tofazzal Hossain and Imran Hossain, 11, son of Setab Mia of Chasabhadra area and Tamim, 3, son of Bulbul of Kamlaeid area.Moinuddin, officer-in-charge of Nagarpur Police Station, said Tanjin and Imran went to catch fish in the local Beel (water body) and droned in the deep level water. Sensing the matter, locals rescued them as senseless condition and taken to local hospital where the duty doctor declared them dead.