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3 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Sirajganj

3 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Sirajganj

At least three people were killed and four others injured after a truck and a CNG-run three-wheeler auto-rickshaw collided head-on in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj this morning. Two of the deceased were identified as Ibrahim, 35, and Shahajab, 32, both passengers of the auto-rickshaw and from the upazila, our Sirajganj correspondent reports quoting police. The...

Wounded Sirajganj Jamaat leader dies in custody

Wounded Sirajganj Jamaat leader dies in custody

A local leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami died in police custody early today after he was detained bullet-wounded in a crackdown to nab saboteurs from Sirajganj’s Ullapara upazila. Protesting the death of the Jamaat leader, the party called a daylong hartal Wednesday in Sirajganj district. The victim was identified as Saidul Islam, 40, son of Bashed...

Man killed in Sirajganj petrol bomb attack

Man killed in Sirajganj petrol bomb attack

A man was burnt to death and four others were injured as suspected blockaders hurled several petrol bombs at CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Sirajganj Sadar upazila this evening. The victim was identified as Gonesh Das, 42, reports our Pabna correspondent. Miscreants hurled several crude bombs at the three-wheeler in Ramgati area around 9:00pm, said Habibul Islam,...

Nonstop Blockade

Milk producers face trouble

The BNP-led 20-party's nonstop blockade takes a heavy toll on dairy farmers in Pabna and Sirajganj as dairy producers have cut back on buying and transporting milk. Around 1,200 milk producing units of "Milk Vita Zone" at Shahzadpur in Sirajganj and Bera and Santhia in Pabna are counting loss every day since the milk processing companies reduced milk collection from them, according to the farmers. The farmers are even selling milk at a throwaway price in their localities but cannot make...

2 robbers killed in Sirajganj

An alleged robber was beaten to death and another crashed under the wheels of a train while fleeing in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday night. One of the dead was Milon Al Mahmud alias Majnu, 30, son of Yusuf Sheikh of Baranga village in the upazila. The identity of the other could not be known immediately. Three robbers went to the jewellery shop of Ramchandra Sarkar at Jhaoil Bazar around 10:30pm. The locals chased and caught two of the criminals...

2 ‘muggers’ lynched in Sirajganj

2 ‘muggers’ lynched in Sirajganj

Two suspected muggers were lynched by a mob at Kamarkhand in Sirajganj early today. Milon al Mahmud allies Maznu, 30 and another man, whose identity could not be known, were beaten dead when they allegedly attempted to extort a businessman in Jhaoil Bazar area yesterday night, our Pabna correspondent reports quoting police. Locals chased and caught the duo and beat them after three youths went to Ramchandra Sharkar’s jewelry shop to extort money, Md Babul Uddin Sardar, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kamarkhand Police Station told the correspondent. Maznu’s body found in a bush near the market, the OC said. Police recovered the bodies and sent to Sirajganj General Hospital for autopsy. Maznu had two cases...

Cop among 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash

Cop among 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash

Three people including a police constable were killed and three others injured in a three-vehicle pile-up in Sirajganj Sadar upazila this morning. The deceased were identified as Abdul Based, a police constable of Bangabandhu Bridge (West) Police Station; and Mofizur Rahman and Zahid Hasan, driver and helper of a police van; reports our Pabna...

Derailment halts train services thru Bangabandhu bridge

Derailment halts train services thru Bangabandhu bridge

Rail communication of Dhaka with the northern and southwestern districts remains suspended since this morning following a train derailment in Sirajganj. Three carriages and an engine of a Dhaka-bound Rajshahi Express veered off the tracks near at Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park at the west end of Jamuna bridge around 8:30am, police official said. Train services...

Human Trafficking

4,000 victims from Sirajganj

An estimated 4,000 jobseekers from Sirajganj have fallen prey to human trafficking through the Bay of Bengal over the last 10 months, a finding that migration activists say is just the tip of the iceberg. Promised lucrative jobs in Malaysia, the victims were secretly transported to Cox's Bazar by traffickers. A torturous sea voyage took them to Thailand where they were held hostage in jungles. The captives had to pay ransoms of around Tk 2.5 lakh through their families back home...

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

Two children were injured after a crude bomb they mistook for a toy exploded in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajgaj yesterday. The injured children were identified as Sizan, 5, son of Harun-or-Rashid, and Sabuj, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam of Chand Mituani village in the upazila. Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Belkuchi Police Station, said Sizan and...

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