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Questions over a 'gunfight'

A man was killed in a “gunfight” between criminals and members of the Detective Branch of police in the capital's Mugdah yesterday morning. The family of the victim, Masud Tarek, 26, a garment worker at Adamjee EPZ in Narayanganj, however, claimed that a group of people introducing themselves as DB personnel had picked him up from his home at Dania in Kadamtali around 3:00am and killed him in a planned way. "There are some complaints against Tarek and we are taking...

2 children killed as villagers clash in Kishoreganj

2 children killed as villagers clash in Kishoreganj

Two children were killed and 20 others injured as rival groups of villagers clashed in Mithamoin upazila of Kishoreganj today. The victims were identified as Chaina, 9, daughter of Urshid Ali, and Mujakkhir, 13, son of Mohammad Ali of Borkanda village, reports our Kishoreganj correspondent. The clash ensued between the two groups over establishing supremacy...

After losing 9 family members in fire, man dies in road accident

After losing 9 family members in fire, man dies in road accident

Yasin Ali, who lost nine of his family members in an arson attack on his house at a Bihari camp in mid-June, was killed in a road accident in the capital’s Mirpur this morning. Witnesses said around 1:45pm a bus from behind hit him while he was trying to get in a local bus. He...

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

At least three people were killed and 11 were injured by lightning strike during torrential rains in different upazilas of Chuadanga this morning. The deceased are Sadek Ali, 52, Mandar Ali, 30 and Saidur, 35. The thunderbolt struck during four-hour heavy downpour since 7:00am, reports our Kushtia correspondent. The injured were rushed to different local hospitals. Of...

2 BCL, JCD men killed in gunfight over cricket match

2 BCL, JCD men killed in gunfight over cricket match

A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and an activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal were killed in a gunfight between two groups of supporters of a cricket match in Laxmipur Sadar upazila last night. Four were also hit by bullets during the clash occurred at Hajirpara union in the upazila around 9:00pm yesterday. The deceased are:...

HSC examinee shot dead as villagers clash in Sirajganj

A Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinee was killed in a gunfight between two groups of villagers in Sirajganj this evening. Al Kama, 17, died on the spot, reports our Pabna correspondent.   The villagers of Ata Para and Bou Bazar got into a clash over establishing supremacy in the area around 7:00pm, Muktar Hossain, additional superintendent of police in Sirajganj, told The Daily Star.

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Gunmen have killed 135 civilians in north east Nigeria since Wednesday, a senior official from the region has told the BBC. Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah said the killings took place in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be from the Islamist Boko Haram movement. At least 1,500 people,...

Cop among 4 killed in city road crashes

Cop among 4 killed in city road crashes

Four people including a policeman were killed in two separate road accidents in the city’s Sabujbagh and Gulistan areas today. One of the victims was identified as Bikash Ghosh, 38, a sub-inspector (SI) of Sabujbagh Police Station, and another person was an unknown helper of a covered van. The accident took place near Sabujbagh Buddha...

3 run over by trains in capital

In a span of less than three hours, three people including a minor died in separate incidents after getting hit by trains at Malibagh rail crossing and Karwan Bazar area in the capital today. Saleha Khatun, 50, a small business owner, and Mukul Hossain, 45, a construction worker died at the Malibagh rail crossing being run over by trains. Mukul was hit by a train around 1:30pm while Saleha was stomped by another train around 4:00pm. Both of them were rushed to...

RU classes, exams halted due to BCL strike

RU classes, exams halted due to BCL strike

Classes and examinations were not held at Rajshahi University today due to an indefinite strike enforced by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), a student front of the ruling Awami League, following a killing incident on the campus yesterday. "No classes and examinations are being held as the BCL men are carrying out strike on the campus demanding immediate arrest of those who killed Rustam Ali Akanda," said Prof Tariqul Hasan, proctor of the university. Akanda, a fourth-year student of political science department of the university, was shot dead when he was sleeping in his room of Shaheed Suhrawardy Hall yesterday. BCL leaders announced the strike for an indefinite period protesting the killing.  The university...

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