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18 August, 2017 00:00 00 AM
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‘Khadem’ of Noakhali shrine hacked to death

Noakhali: A khadem (caretaker) of a mazar (shrine) was slaughtered by miscreants at Hatgaon area in Sonaimuri upazila on Wednesday night, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Sona Miah, 65, a Khadem (caretaker) of Afzal Shah Mazar (shrine) at the area and hailing from Madaripur district. Police have arrested two men in this connection.

Md Shamsuzoha Mojnu, a resident of the Afzal Shah Mazar bari and member of Nodna union parishad said three youth went to the mazar as the devotees around 8:00pm. They entered the mazar and talked with Sona Miah for some time . Later they took Sona Miah to an orchard (garden) adjacent to the mazar and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him slaughtered.

Hearing the screaming of Sona Miah, his wife and locals went to the spot to rescue him and spotted him dead.

Locals saw the attackers trying to flee the scene but they managed to hold an attacker, Ilias Hossain, a resident of Shaktola village of the upazila. Other two attackers managed to flee the scene.

Getting information from Ilias in primary interrogation, locals also held another attacker, Sumon, 40, of the area.

Later the locals handed them over to the police.

Jahirul Islam, Additional Superintendent of District Police said the motives behind the killing could not be confirmed immediately.

Man to die for killing wife

Our Correspondent, Mymensingh A court in Mymensingh court yesterday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in 2010.

The court also fined the convict Tk 10,000.

The convict was Moniruzzaman alias Selim, of village Digalpara in Phulbaria upazila of Mymensingh.

Md Helal Uddin, Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Mymensingh delivered the verdict.  According to prosecution, Moniruzzaman, 36, married Papia Akhter, 28, daughter of Safar Ali of village Sushati in Phulbaria upazila on October 9, 2009, said Md Nowjesh Ali Mian, court inspector of Mymensingh.

Papia was then an honours second year student at Govt Ananda Mohan College in Mymensingh.

After few months of their marriage, Moniruzzaman demanded Tk two lakh from Papia and sent Papia to her parent’s house. Papia’s father Safar Ali expressed his inability to pay the money and he kept his daughter in his house. Later, Moniruzzaman took Papia from his in-laws house.

But he again started to torture Papia demanding dowry. Following an altercation over the issue, furious Moniruzzaman beat Papia to death on April 27 in 2010.

On the following day, Moniruzzaman informed his in-laws that Papia is critically ill.

When Papia’s relatives reached Moniruzzaman’s house, they found Papia dead.

Papia’s father lodged a case with Phulbaria police station accusing Moniruzzaman and Nazrul Islam, one of his relatives. Later, police pressed a charge-sheet against them.

After examining witnesses and evidences, the court delivered the judgment.

The court also acquitted Nazrul Islam from the charge.

2 girls return home after  serving in Indian jail

Our correspondent, Jessore

 Two Bangladeshi teenage girls returned home after serving two-year jail term in an Indian prison for two years.

Indian police handed them over to Benapole police immigration on Wednesday night.

Omar Sharif, officer-in-charge of Benapole check post police immigration, said the girls had entered the Indian Territory through Jessore border points illegally in search of job two and half years back.

Later, Indian police arrested them from Kolkata town and a case was filed. An Indian court sentenced them to two years imprisonment and sent them Kolkata Central Jail. On completion of their jail terms, the decision to return them was taken following an intervention of the home ministries of the two countries.

‘Drug peddler’ arrested

Our correspondent, Chapainwabganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested an alleged illegal drug peddler with 160 bottles of contraband Indian phensidyl from a house at Eradat Biswastola village in Shibganj upazila of Chapainwabganj district.

The arrestee was identified as Md Akkas Ali, 32.

RAB sources said on information, a team of the elite force from Chapainawabganj camp raided the house of one Md Jentu and arrested Akkas with the bottles of phensidyl at 6.15 am.

Later, the arrestee was handed over to police.

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