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Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

The mother of seven of eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said the woman, aged 37, was lucid and talking to investigators. She has not been charged. She was found at the property, suffering stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children. They...

6 held over Mymensingh four-murder

6 held over Mymensingh four-murder

Detectives today detained six people including two women suspecting their involvement in the gruesome murder of four people of a family in Mymensingh. Detective Branch of police (BD) picked up Abdul Baten, Hafizur Rahman, Sohel and Hosna from Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh while Rafiqul Islam and Jyosna from Netrokona, said Mazedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of...

Jubo League man stabbed dead in Patuakhali

Jubo League man stabbed dead in Patuakhali

A local Jubo League leader was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants in Patuakhali Sadar upazila this evening. Nasir Hawlader, also a member of Motherbunia Union Parishad, came under the attack at Boshak bazar around 6:00pm, SM Ziaul Haque, officer-in-charge of Patuakhali Police Station, told The Daily Star. The motive behind the murder could not...

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Hartals (shutdown) were sponsored in Rajshahi and Rangpur cities today under separate causes. Both hartals were underway peacefully last reported. Rajshahi University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) called the hartal in city demanding prompt identification and arrest of the "real" killers of slain teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam. Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) mayor and...

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

The blood-smeared body of a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United Kingdom was found from a house in Dhaka’s Banani area today. The deceased was primarily identified as Mejba Uddin, 72. Police was yet to conform whether he was murdered or not, Nurul Alam, assistant commissioner of police in Gulshan zone, told The Daily Star. His body...

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

A Malaysian court today charged two local immigration officers with murdering a Bangladeshi detainee last month. Md Aminnudin Yasin and Zuhairul Effendy Zualkafli, immigration officers at Kangar in a provincial capital Perlis, allegedly killed Abu Bakar Siddiqe, 45, in custody, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. Surprisingly, the officials at Bangladesh high commission in Kuala...

Ru Prof Murder

Teachers unhappy with probe

Teachers of Rajshahi University are unhappy with the ongoing police investigation into the killing of their colleague Prof AKM Shafiul Islam. “Instead of probing the murder properly, police are trying to harm the image of Shafiul Islam,” they told a human chain in the city last afternoon. Meanwhile, the fiancé of the female student who was said to be inside the teacher's house during the killing on Saturday was detained for interrogation yesterday. Rajshahi Metropolitan Police did not reveal the identity of...

6 to walk gallows for killing Narayanganj businessman

6 to walk gallows for killing Narayanganj businessman

A Narayanganj court today sentenced six persons to death for killing a businessman in Rupganj upazila in 2008. Additional Sessions Judge Miaji Shahidul Islam Chowdhury pronounced the verdict in presence of all the convicts at the courtroom, reports our Narayanganj correpondent. The condemned convicts are Soleman, Ripon, Jahangir, Akkas, Ohid aka Rony and Akthar Hosain. According to the prosecution,  eight unknown people intercenpted Munir, also an Awami League worker, on Hurgaon Bholaikhal Road in Bhulta Gawsia area in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj when he was returning his Rupganj home by a rickshaw on July 25, 2008. They beat Munir up and snatched his mobile and Tk 1300 cash. Later the gang threw Munir into...

SAMS KIBRIA MURDER

Harris among 9 new accused

Harris among 9 new accused

Harris Chowdhury, former premier Khaleda Zia's political secretary, and Sylhet Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury have been charged with the 2005 murder of former finance minister SAMS Kibria. The two are among the nine named in the third charge sheet submitted by the CID to Habiganj District and Sessions Judge's Court yesterday. The rest are district BNP General Secretary GK Gaus and Huji members Hafez Yahiya, Abu Bakar Md Karim, Delwar Hossain, Sheikh Farid, Abdul Jalil and Abdus Salam. With them, the number of charge-sheeted accused in the case has now risen to 35 from 10 in the original charge sheet.   SAMS Kibria, then an opposition lawmaker, was assassinated in a grenade attack while...

Handcuffed body raises questions

Inscribed with the word “police”, the handcuffs on the wrist of a driver murdered in the capital's Banashree have raised many questions. Posing as law enforcers, criminals shot dead Faruk Kha, who was about to deliver an imported car at Banashree, and hijacked the vehicle around 2:30am on Monday. Police were yet to arrest anyone though the hijacked car was spotted on Dhaka-Mawa highway about 17 hours after the murder. The Toyota car was later found abandoned on the highway. The handcuffs...

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