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Abduction

3 Months into Abduction

Mujibur, driver give statements to police

BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi expatriate in the UK, and his driver Rezaul Haque yesterday gave separate statements to Sunamganj police, describing their abductions over three months back. Police found some dissimilarity between the two statements, said Harun-ur-Rashid, superintendent of police in Sunamganj. He, however, declined to give any details for the sake of investigation, adding that police will thoroughly scrutinise their statements. “If needed, they will be produced before court,” said the SP. In the afternoon, a police team, led by...

Freed After Abduction

Mujibur's driver missing again

Hours into his release by abductors, Rezaul Haque, the driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, went missing again. Rezaul along with Mujibur, an expatriate in the UK, were kidnapped in Sunamganj on May 4. They were freed on Monday morning in Tongi, Gazipur. Walking free after over three months, the two reached Mujibur's residence in the capital's Gulshan around 10:00am. The BNP leader then asked the driver to go to his ancestral home in Sunamganj, Mujibur's brother-in-law Anwar Hossain told...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

BITTER TRUTH

Unremitting violence shakes the soul of society

HORRIFYING reports of hijacking, abduction, killing, and raping of women and minor girls that fill the pages of the dailies with alarming frequency lead one to believe that the country has fallen into the hands of barbaric forces. This has raised the question whether the law enforcement agencies are really up to their task, and whether they can work ignoring the influence of some political masters. The eroding public confidence in them could spell danger with ominous implications in...

Boy abducted for ransom killed

A schoolboy, who was abducted for Tk 10 lakh ransom in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district three days ago, was found murdered in a jungle yesterday. Police arrested one Sohag, Dalim and Dulal of Noyapara village in this connection, reports our correspondent. The deceased is Sakibul Islam Tutul, 10, son of Kamal Uddin of the village. He was a Class IV student at Abdul Majid Memorial Kindergarten. On August 12, a gang picked up Tutul from Nayabazar area in the upazila while...

Abducted girl rescued in Joypurhat

Abducted girl rescued in Joypurhat

A day into her abduction, police last night rescued a schoolgirl and arrested the prime accused who also killed her brother during the kidnapping. On Friday night, abductors stabbed Md Sabuj, 28, to death when he tried to resist them from kidnapping his 16-year-old sister at her Paikartoli village in the upazila Friday night. Acting...

Girl abducted, brother stabbed dead in Joypurhat

Girl abducted, brother stabbed dead in Joypurhat

Criminals abducted a schoolgirl after killing her brother in their house in Joypurhat Sadar upazila last night. Police said the abductors stabbed Md Sabuj, 28, to death when he tried to resist them from kidnapping his sister, a Class-IX student at a local school. The family members said the police are yet to trace the...

Khaleda sets off for Joypurhat

Khaleda sets off for Joypurhat

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia this afternoon set off for Joypurhat where she will address a rally tomorrow protesting recent incidents of abduction, forced disappearance and killing. She left her Gulshan house around 4:30pm. Khaleda will spend the night in Bogra on her way to Joypurhat. The BNP chief will leave Bogra for Joypurhat tomorrow. Ahead of...

Nur Hossain’s death penalty demanded

Nur Hossain’s death penalty demanded

Family members and relatives of Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six other victims, who were abducted and killed in Narayanganj in April, today demanded death penalty for prime suspect Nur Hossain. Hours after the arrest of Nur Hossain by Kolkata police, the family members and relatives formed a human chain on Dhaka-Chittagong...

Lt Col Tareque remanded for 6th time

Lt Col Tareque remanded for 6th time

Former Rab officer Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad has been remanded for a sixth time since his arrest last month in connection with the abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj. Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mohiuddin in Narayanganj today placed Tareque on a four-day remand in a case filed for killing senior lawyer...

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