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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...

Man held for ‘killing’ wife in Gazipur

Man held for ‘killing’ wife in Gazipur

A man was detained on charges of killing his six-month pregnant wife in Gazipur city this morning. Detainee Rafiqul Islam, 31, hailed from Monohardi upazila of Narsingdi, is a part-time teacher of a coaching centre located at Chandana intersection in Joydevpur, reports our district correspondent. A helper and a driver of a pickup van caught...

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...

2 brothers hacked dead by cousins in Mymensingh

2 brothers hacked dead by cousins in Mymensingh

Two siblings were hacked dead and another injured when a quarrel with their cousins reached armed fight in Nandail upazila of Mymensingh this morning. Tofazzal Miah, 45, and Swapan Miah, 32, sons of late Sarafat Ali. The deceased were rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka by profession, police say. Their elder brother, Abdus Sattar, had an altercation with...

3 held over Keraniganj 4-murder

3 held over Keraniganj 4-murder

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel have arrested three people from different places including Dhaka this morning in connection with the killing of four of a family in Keraniganj. The arrestees are Suman, his wife Afsana, and Chan Mia, said Flight Lt Md Kawsar Hossain, operation officer at Rab-10.  On September 24, a couple and their...

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