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CU clash: BCL faction threatens with indefinite strike

CU clash: BCL faction threatens with indefinite strike

A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong University unit today issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the authorities concerned to fulfill its seven-point demand including withdrawal of the cases filed against its activists in connection with Sunday’s clash that left a student dead. Otherwise, they will enforce an indefinite strike at the university from next Sunday, Jalal Ahmed, office secretary of the BCL dissolved committee, told The Daily Star after the press briefing at Chittagong Press Club today. Taposh Paul, 20, a first-year student of CU Sanskrit department, shot dead...

4 of a family found dead in Mymensingh

4 of a family found dead in Mymensingh

A Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal activist, his wife and their two minor daughters were found dead at their house in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early today. The deceased are: Rafiqul Islam Bachchu, 32, his wife Shefali Begum, 28, and their two daughters -- six-year-old Jiniya and one-year-old Hosna. Locals found the bodies of Shefali and her daughters inside a room of their house while Rafiqul’s body was lying on their yard, the sources said. Rafiqul and Shefali were stabbed to death while their two daughters were strangled, local sources said. Confirming the murders, Golam Sarwar, officer-in-charge of Bhaluka Police Station, said Reason behind the killings could not be known immediately.

RU Teacher Killing

Five pro-BNP men remanded

Five pro-BNP men, who earlier denied confessing in court to killing Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, were remanded for two days yesterday. Of the five, Abdus Samad alias Pintu, 34, a former RU Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader, "masterminded" the killing following a row between his wife, an employee of the university, and the slain teacher, claimed the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). After being arrested by Rab, the five confessed before the media on November 23 that they killed the professor....

RMP chief removed after RU teacher murder

RMP chief removed after RU teacher murder

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman was withdrawn today, two days after the murder of Rajshahi University sociology teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Mahbubur Rahman has been deputed as an additional commissioner to Dhaka Metropolitan Police, our Rajshahi correspondent reports quoting Tanvir Haider, deputy commissioner of Rajshahi police. The home ministry issued an order to...

Kashmir soldiers sentenced to life for killings

Kashmir soldiers sentenced to life for killings

The Indian army has sentenced seven soldiers to life imprisonment for the murder of three young men in Indian-administered Kashmir. The men were reportedly lured from their homes by the soldiers with the promise of money and jobs but then shot dead near the de-facto border with Pakistan four years ago. They were then falsely...

Mugging, Killing of Housewife

3 suspects held

3 suspects held

Police yesterday arrested three persons from Mirpur in connection with the killing of housewife Ayesha Akter Ripa, who died two weeks ago when muggers in a microbus dragged her along the Mirpur road for snatching her handbag. Police claimed they seized the microbus and recovered knives and four handbags snatched away from other women...

CID exempted from 7 murder probe

CID exempted from 7 murder probe

The High Court on May 5, in a suo moto rule, directed the government to engage CID into the investigation along with Detective Branch (DB) of police in the cases. In another order on July 9, the HC said the CID will conduct the inquiry but not investigate the incident. Against the two HC orders,...

Jhut trader killed in Dhaka, wife held

Jhut trader killed in Dhaka, wife held

Masked assailants stabbed dead a businessman in Mirpur area of Dhaka in the wee hours of today. The deceased was Gias Uddin, 35, a jhut trader dealing with garments’ waste and a resident of block-C in Jhutpatti area of Mirpur-10, according to police. Gias’ wife whose name could not be known immediately was detained over...

Editorial

Tangail arson case mind-boggling

THE unrecognizable charred remains of a mother and her three girl children need no words to describe what a shocking savagery those poor souls were subjected to on the night of Monday. But so far as the reports go, the outrage was part of a revenge killing alleged to have been committed in a premeditated fashion by a neighbour named Jahangir Hossain who had wanted to marry the eldest of the three victim girls, Monira, but failed. The most disconcerting...

7 more held in deadly Tangail arson

7 more held in deadly Tangail arson

Police last night arrested seven more people in connection with the killing of a woman along with her three daughters in Tangail. The lawmen however are yet to arrest the prime suspect in the arson that killed the four early Wednesday, reports our Tangail correspondent. Of the arrestees, six were sent to jail by a...

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