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Crime

Editorial

The old menace returns

ONCE a scourge during national holidays in the past, gangs of criminals who employed medicines to render their victims unconscious, some of whom dying in the process, are now back in vogue this year. According to what has been published in a national Bangla daily, we understand that there have been more than 380 such reported cases in the month of September and two unfortunate individuals have met their deaths. We are informed by the police that special squads...

BITTER TRUTH

Surging crime and rule of corruption

VIOLENCE, crime and corruption of all types are searing the land. Coming up with increasing frequency, grisly incidents of killing, abduction, rape, ransom have put a blot on the image of the country. On the other hand our political leaders are parading themselves before the media saying little relevant but much incendiary. A Bangla daily editorialised on September 3 last that in the first six months in the current year, 2,263 murders were committed in the country. Let me cite...

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

The dilapidated and tied up body of a local Jubo League leader who was abducted on Thursday was found from Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj today. The body of Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, 32, cultural secretary of Louhajang upazila Jubo League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was found with the tendons of hands and legs severed and tied up, police said. He was abducted from Kazir Pagla Kader road in the upazila yesterday (Thursday) morning, our Munshiganj correspondent reports quoting Tofazzal Hossain, the officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station. “We found Rafiq’s sandals and three masks, used by the abductors, from the area yesterday evening. There was blood on the spot,” the police official...

Hindu idols desecrated in Natore

Hindu idols desecrated in Natore

Miscreants attacked a temple in Baraigram upazila of Natore and desecrated Hindu idols last night, weeks ahead of the Durga Puja. The incident took place at Jorai Durga Temple located in Joraigram area. The locals informed police after the incident this morning, our Natore correspondent reports. The idols of Durga, Ganesh and Kartik were desecrated, said Chittoronjon Saha, the Natore unit president of Puja Udjapon Committee. “The miscreants attacked sometime around midnight on Thursday. This is an usual incident ahead of the Durga Puja. Every year miscreants damage some idols in Natore,” Saha said. “Last year, they desecrated idols in Chondrokola and Kakolia areas. This non-stop attacks on Hindu temples have become a...

ATTACK ON TEACHERS

CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

Teachers of Chittagong University will observe a one-hour work abstention for four days commencing from Saturday in condemnation of the attack carried out on their colleagues allegedly by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists. The teachers demanded immediate identification of the perpetrators and their expulsion from the university. They also demanded that those responsible for the...

Construction worker shot by extortionists in Dhaka

Construction worker shot by extortionists in Dhaka

Failing to realise toll from a construction firm owner, extortionists shot and injured a worker in Tejkunipara of Dhaka today. Harun-ur-Rashid, 50, was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital with bullet injuries on his right knee and left foot, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Two armed criminals entered the under-construction building of Avenue Builders...

8 days in jail for no crime

A man who was arrested and imprisoned for eight days for a crime he did not commit was released yesterday after the plaintiff told a local court of his mistaken identity. A CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver, Md Jasim Uddin was freed from Chittagong Central Jail following an order by Judge Md Zakir Hossain of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2. The court also sought an explanation at the earliest from Md Shajahan, officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station, on the arrest. The police in...

Khilgaon robbery victims stalked for a week, says ‘mastermind’

Khilgaon robbery victims stalked for a week, says ‘mastermind’

The muggers involved in the murder of a man and snatching away of Tk 38 lakh in Khilgaon of Dhaka were stalking the victims for a week before carrying out the crime. The information was revealed today by police at a press conference hours after the “mastermind” of the mugging was arrested from the...

4 held over Moghbazar mugging

4 held over Moghbazar mugging

Detectives have detained four alleged muggers on charges of looting Tk 31 lakh in broad daylight at Moghbazar in Dhaka last month. Detective Branch of police nabbed them in overnight drives at different parts of Dhaka including Rampura and Gulistan area, an official of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media centre said seeking anonymity. The arrestees are Abul Kalam Hawlader, Khalilur Rahman, Golam Sarowar and Nayan. On August 19, muggers took away around Tk 31 lakh from five employees of a distributor of Akij Group after spraying them with bullets and blasting several crude bombs at Moghbazar....

One more accused held over Moghbazar triple murder

One more accused held over Moghbazar triple murder

Detectives today arrested another accused in the case filed in connection with the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka. “A team of Detective Branch of police arrested Arif Hawlader from Demra last night,” said Mahfuzur Rhaman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said today. On August 28, a group of upto 21...

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