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Kushtia

3 of a family injured in Kushtia acid attack

3 of a family injured in Kushtia acid attack

Three members of a family received severe burn injuries as criminals threw acid on them over a previous enmity between two groups of villagers in Kushtia Sadar upazila last night. The injured were identified as Saleha Khatun, 45, her brother’s children Sonia Khatun, 20,and Titumir Hossain, 13, reports our Kushtia correspondent. In the latest development,...

4 killed in Meherpur road accident

4 killed in Meherpur road accident

Four people were killed and 30 injured as a bus overturned on a road in Meherpur town this morning.  The bus turned turtle while taking a U-turn at Meherpur College Intersection with full speed around 10:30am, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting AKM Nahidul Islam, superintendent of police in Meherpur. Helper of the bus Mehedi Hasan,...

Baul Abdul Karim Shah passes away

Baul Abdul Karim Shah passes away

Ekushey Padak winner Baul Abdul Karim Shah passed away at his own residence in Kushtia today at the age of 86. Shah was the first Baul to receive the Ekushey Padak in arts categories in 2011, reports our Kushtia correspondent. After prolonged sufferings, the Baul breathed his last around 8:00am at his Chourash Kenalpara house,...

'Missing' man in DB custody

The alleged abduction of a man in Kushtia early yesterday and the subsequent disclosure by detectives that he was in their custody in Dhaka have raised questions because of contradictory statements from the law enforcers.    Safi Haji alias Haji Shafique, 46, a sand trader, went missing from the west side of Lalon Shah Bridge at Bheramara upazila in the district around 3:30am, according to family members, who have links with the ruling Awami League. His cousin, Bheramara upazila AL President...

RU female student stabbed by ‘outsiders’

Unidentified miscreants severely stabbed a female student of Rajshahi University at an entrance of the campus this noon. Israt Jahan, a fourth year student of accounting department, is undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), reports our Rajshahi correspondent. Hailing from Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia, Israt is a resident student of university’s Munnujan Hall. Two youths riding a motorbike stabbed Israt from behind at 12:15pm when she got down from a rickshaw near RU Kajla gate, witnesses said. Locals rescued and sent...

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

Six members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were injured as a pick-up van carrying them hit a roadside tree in Kushtia town early today. Four of the injured were flown to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) by a helicopter in critical condition, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting Major Tareque Mahmud of BGB battalion 32...

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

At least one child died and 10 others fell sick after they ate “poisonous” watermelon in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. Smrity, 9, died around 2:30pm at the Kushtia Medical College Hospital reports our Kushtia correspondent. Her brother Anik, 11, went into coma due to his sickness, said Dr Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of Rajshahi Medical...

JSD leader shot dead in Kushtia

JSD leader shot dead in Kushtia

An upazila-level leader of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) was gunned down by unidentified criminals in Mirpur of Kushtia Monday morning. A villager also sustained bullet wounds during the attack, reports our Kushtia correspondent. Deceased Ismail Hossain Panjer, 55, was JSD vice-president of Mirpur upazila unit. He was accused in a dozen of cases including murders, said Shahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station. The OC said four criminals sprayed bullets on Panjer when he along with two local people was sitting at a tea stall at Ahmedpur village around 6:00am, killing him dead on the spot.     The bullet-hit villager, Shafi Mandal, is undergoing treatment at Kushtia General Hospital. Panjer was involved in various crimes...

Four bodies recovered

Police yesterday recovered four bodies from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga and Pangsha upazila in Rajbari. Of the bodies, one was recovered from Damurhuda while three others, including bullet-riddled bodies of two Awami League men of Kushtia's Khoksa upazila, were from Pangsha. Police said all the four were abducted and killed by members of an outlawed party. They, however, could not say what might be the reason behind any of the killings. Locals said criminals might have abducted the four from other districts...

AL leader among 2 killed after abduction in Rajbari

AL leader among 2 killed after abduction in Rajbari

Bullet-riddled bodies of two persons including an Awami League leader were found in Pangsha upazila of Rajbari today, nearly six hours after they were abducted from Kushtia. Deceased KM Mohabbat Hossain Dulal, 55, was the joint secretary of AL unit in Khoksha upazila; and Firoz Mahmud Kamal, 45, a contractor and a cultural activist. They...

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