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12:00 AM, August 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 16, 2020

Van puller killed in Rangpur

Youth stabbed dead in Cumilla

Unidentified criminals killed a rickshaw-van puller and took away the vehicle in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur yesterday, said police.

The deceased is Safayet Akand (40), reports our Dinajpur correspondent.

The law enforcers said he was strangled.

Residents of Latmithipur village in Pirganj upazila informed police as they found the body of the rickshaw-van puller in a paddy field in the area in the morning.

Police sent the body to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for autopsy after recovery.

Ruly Begum, wife of Safayet, said her husband did not return home after he had gone out of home on Friday afternoon.

Soresh Chandra, office-in-charge of Pirganj Police Station, said police are trying to arrest the criminals.

His wife filed a murder case, said the OC.

UNB from Cumilla adds, a man was stabbed to death by a group of youths at Digamboritola in Cumilla city on Friday night over a trifling matter.

The victim was identified as Rajib Hasan, son of Shahin of Bajrapur area.

Anwarul Haque, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, said a local young man, Riyad, locked into an altercation with three other young men -- Polash, Roky and Akhir -- in front of Bajrapur Government Primary School around 12am.

At one point, Rajib came forward to settle the dispute siding with Riyad.

Amid a scuffle, Rajib suffered wounds in a knife attack carried out by Riyad's rival group and he died on the spot, said the OC.

Police arrested two youths in connection with the killing.

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