POST TIME: 9 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
news in brief

news in brief

Bhola acid attack victim dies   

Bhola: The teenage girl who sustained serious burn injuries along with her sister after criminals attacked them with acid in Sadar upazila on May 14, died at CRP Hospital in Mirpur early yesterday, reports UNB.

The deceased Tanjim Akhter Mala, 16, daughter of Mohammad Helal of Uttar Digholdi in Sadar upazila, and her sister Marzia, 8, sustained serious burn injuries when unidentified miscreants poured acid on them while they were sleeping in the early morning on May 14.

First, the injured were admitted to Bhola Sadar Hospital. As their condition deteriorated, they were referred to CRP Hospital in the capital’s Mirpur area on May 17 where Mala succumbed to her injuries early in the morning.

Mala passed this year’s SSC examination with good result (A-) from Abdul Mannan Secondary School in the union and Marzia is a student of class 2 of another local school here.

Victims’ relatives said the two sisters went to sleep after taking their dinner. Suddenly, family members got up hearing their screaming, as someone had thrown acid through the window around 2 am, leaving the two sisters critically burned in the face, eyes and some others parts of the body.

Stalker Rajib used to disturb Mala overmobilephone for long, although she rejected his proposal of love. Rajib could have thrown acid on them as his reaction, victim’s family reasoned.

Unidentified youth found dead

Natore: Police recovered the unidentified body of a young man near Bonpara-Hatikumrul highway in Talbaria area of Gurudashpur upazila yesterday morning, reports UNB.

Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bonpara highway police, said locals spotted the body and informed police.

Later, police recovered the body.

Phensidyl recovered in C’nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered 309 bottles of contraband Indian phensidyl from frontier Ghoratala Madhya Binodpur area under Shibganj Upazila in Chapainawabganj district yesterday, reports BSS.

BGB said a patrol team of BGB from Monakasha border out post challenged a nasimon at 2.45 pm and recovered the phensidyl from the vehicle.

The phensidyl was deposited to the Narcotics Control Department.

2 children drown

Sunamganj: Two children drowned in a waterbody at Uttar Bir village in Dharmapasha upazila yesterday noon, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Modakkir Mia, 3, son of Bappi Mia and his cousin Md Montahar, 2, son of Arif Mia of Uttor Bir village.

Locals said the two boys slipped into the waterbody while playing near it.

Locals rescued them around 12 pm and took them to Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead, said Selbaras union parishad chairman Md Nur Hossain

Week-long fruit bearing, timber tree fair begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: A week-long fruit bearing and timber tree fair began on the premises of Independence Square of the town here on Friday amid much enthusiasm to all the concerned, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and Social Forest Department (SFD) jointly have arranged the fair in cooperation with district administration.

A discussion meeting was also held on Friday afternoon with deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin in the chair.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gautam Chandra Pal addressed the function as the chief guest and additional police super Moynul Haque, and divisional forest officer, Rangpur Rafiquzzaman Shah, were present as the special guests.

Additional deputy director (Crop) Shawkat Osman, general secretary of district nursery owners’ association Abdus Salam and journalist Sarker M.  Shahiduzzaman spoke at the function among others while Sadar upazila agriculture officer AKM Sadiqul Islam was the moderator.

The speakers in a function here today underscored the need for planting more trees at the homesteads and open spaces to protect the environment from its degradation and to save the country from catastrophe of climate change.

As the prices of all species of fruits are very costly, there is no alternative to producing local and indigenous fruits abundantly to the growing demand of nutrition for the people, they added.

Terming trees as inseparable part of life and livelihood and also the best friends of the people, the speakers urged all to plant fruit bearing trees side by side with planting timber and medicinal ones and nurture those like their own children.