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Police

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook Shah Alam yesterday confessed to killing a madrasa boy in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital, said police. As he failed to sodomize Abu Raihan, 11, and the boy threatened to disclose the illicit attempt, Alam slit his throat with a knife in the kitchen of Tahfizul Quran Nurani Hafizia Madrasa, the law enforcers quoted Alam as saying. On Monday morning, police recovered the body of Raihan from the kitchen. Police detained seven madrasa staff including the cook for interrogation. Around 1:00am Monday, when Raihan, a residential student, came out...

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked the veteran and his son in Sabujbagh area of Dhaka early today. The injured were Abul Hossain, 67, a retired assistant director of Bangladesh’s Board of Investment, and his son Ahad Hossain, 45. They were attending treatments at a Dhaka hospital. The...

Living in danger

Living in danger

Constable Sirajul Islam was covering a portion of the ceiling over his bed with a piece of rexine in his shabby room at Lalbagh Police Outpost barracks. The ramshackle two-storey building has innumerable cracks, and in some places, bricks have come off the walls, creating large holes. So when he was hammering nails into...

Addict kills parents

After being shot by police, an alleged drug addict was lynched by locals, barely an hour after he stabbed his parents to death at Niltek village under Singair upazila of Manikganj yesterday morning. The dead are Saidur Rahman, 30, his father Mohiuddin Pramanik, 60, a rickshaw-puller, and his wife Shufia Khatun, 50. Rickshaw-puller Saidur got involved in an altercation with his father around 10:30am over distribution of property, said AMM Kamrul Islam, assistant superintendent of police of Manikganj Sadar Circle, quoting...

Police vs Local Administration

Home steps in to resolve conflict

Alarmed by an intelligence report of possible disorder and conflict between police and local administrations, the home ministry yesterday instructed the inspector general of police (IGP) and senior secretary of the public administration ministry to take steps in this regard. The move came a week after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) expressed fear of disorder in the local administration due to the conflict between superintendent of police (SP) and deputy commissioner (DC) at district level, and officer-in-charge (OC) and upazila...

Hong Kong Protest

New scuffles break out at protest site

New scuffles break out at protest site

New scuffles broke out yesterday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. Police used pepper spray and batons to fend off a large crowd of people who had gathered in Mong Kok, and several protesters were seen knocked to the ground...

2 shot dead 'by police'

Bullet-hit bodies of two criminals were found from Phulbari Gate area in Kaliganj upazila of the district yesterday. The criminals were picked up by Jessore police around 11:30pm on Monday night, father of a victim claimed. Police, however, refuted the claim and said the duo might have been killed by rival groups due to internal feud. The dead are Abdul Hadi, 35, and Shohag Hossain, 30. Both of them hail from Boro Rajapur village under Jessore Sadar upazila. Shohag's father Rakibul Islam, a...

Protests against new JCD committee

Protests against new JCD committee

Deprived of any posts in the newly-announced central committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) blasted crude bombs in front of BNP headquarters at Nayapaltan in Dhaka this afternoon. Police arrested three of the protesters from the spot. Last night, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia approved a 201-member partial committee of the party’s youth wing JCD with...

Mother, kid found dead near house

A woman and her four-year-old daughter were found dead in Birganj upazila yesterday.  The victims are Sajena Begum, 23, wife of Obaidur Rahman and their daughter Tazreen Khatun in Sonka-Rajshahipara village. Police said locals found the bodies floating in a pond near their house around 8:00am. On information, police recovered and sent the bodies to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsies. Quoting locals, police said Obaidur and Sajena were locked in a quarrel on Friday night over a trifling matter. However, Obaidur...

Tangail 4-Murder

Tk one lakh bounty for key accused

Tk one lakh bounty for key accused

Police yesterday declared a bounty of Tk 1 lakh for information that may lead to the arrest of Jahangir Hossain, the prime suspect in the brutal killing of a woman and her three daughters in Tangail on Tuesday. Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman, deputy inspector general of police (Dhaka Range), declared the reward before the reporters at Mirzapur Police Station in Tangail yesterday afternoon. The DIG also declared reward for those who will help law enforcers with information to track Jahangir. The identities of the informers will be kept secret. Meanwhile, Mozibor Rahman, expatriate husband of Hasna, along with some of his relatives yesterday described the incident and its background to the DIG at...

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