POST TIME: 12 October, 2018 00:00 00 AM
News in Brief

News in Brief

Ctg truck driver stabbed dead

A truck driver was stabbed dead by a gang of robbers on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Barobkundo in Sitakundu upazila in Chattogram early yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Sarwar, 40, son of Dulakaji, hailing from Alinagar Mithanagar village in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah district. Md Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sitakundu Police Station, said a gang of robbers obstructed the truck on the highway around 4:30am and tried to loot valuables. As the driver obstructed them, the robber gang stabbed him, leaving him critically injured. Later, he was rushed to Sitakundu upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead.

Akheri Chahar Shamba Nov 7

The holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed across the country on November 7 marking the recovery of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) from prolonged illness.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the national moon-sighting committee at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Wednesday evening with secretary of the Religious Affairs Ministry Md Anisur Rahman in the chair.

As the new moon was not sighted on the sky of the country on Wednesday, the holy month of Safar will begin from October 12 and the holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed on 28th of Safar or November 7, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.

Girl ‘gang-raped’, 2 held

A 14-year girl was reportedly gang-raped by four people in Sunamganj sadar on Tuesday.

Police arrested two people—bus driver Aniul Haque of Ikachai village in Jagannathpur municipality and Sunamganj bus-stop manager Burhan Uddin of Jagannatpur—in this connection yesterday.

The victim hailing from Sonargaon village in Biswanath Upazila went out of her home following a family feud and reached Jagannathpur municipality area on Tuesday, said Sub-inspector Lutfar Rahman of Jagannathpur Police Station. At one stage, she took shelter near a shop from where the culprits took the girl to Burhan Uddin’s house saying that they will escort her to her residence through a bus. But, the arrestees along with two of their associates violated her whole night, leaving her severely injured.

Later in the morning, the victim went to the police station and disclosed the matter. The girl was sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital medical check-up, said Naba Gopal Das, officer-in-charge of the police station.

4,372 cases  filed for traffic rule violation

Traffic division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in their simultaneous drives on the city streets on Wednesday filed 4,372 cases against different modes of vehicles for traffic rule violation.

It also realised over Taka 43.30 lakh as fine for traffic rule violation, said an official release. Of the total cases, 326 cases were lodged for driving on wrong sides, 99 for using hydraulic horn, six for using hooter and beckon light and 10 others for using tinted glass.

Police filed 1401 cases against motorcycles and seized 94 others for violation of the traffic rules. Traffic police has dumped 18 vehicles and wrecked 827 others.

Three jailed for killing farmer

A court in Rajshahi yesterday gave life-term imprisonment to three persons for killing a person four years back.

Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar gave the verdict against Anwar Parvej, 45, Abdur Rashid, 58, and Mithun, 30. All of them are the residents of Raghunathpur village under Puthiya Upazila in the district. They were also fined Taka 5,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more behind the bar. All the convicts were present at the dock during the announcement of the verdict on Wednesday.

Two other accused of the case, Ripon and Taslima Begum, were acquitted as the charge brought against them could not be proved. According to the prosecution story, in brief, is that the accused in accomplice with each other stabbed farmer Abdul Kuddus indiscriminately to death while he was working in a field on December 27, 2014 as a sequel to previous enmity.

Wife of the victim Sabia Begum lodged a case with Puthiya Police Station on the same day. Upon completion of investigation police pressed charges accusing five persons.

After examining recorded depositions of 13 prosecution witnesses and other relevant evidences the court handed down the verdict.