20 hurt in BCL infighting
Our Correspondent, Kurigram
At least 20 people were injured in a clash between two factions of the district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Kurigram Polytechnic Institute (KPI) yesterday morning. Of the injured, BCL district unit President Khandaker Wahidunnabi Sagor, general Secretary Shafiqul Islam Sakib and activists Shafiqul, Tapon, Mahbub, Ananda, Ranju and Imtiaz, were admitted to Kurigram Sadar Hospital while the rest given first aid. The clash took place at 11:30am when the two rival groups, one led by Sagor and another by Momin, president aspirant of the district unit, were organising students to take part in their processions on the campus, said Roni, a student of KPI. Abdul Baten, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the situation is now under control.
Our Correspondent, Bandarban
An 18-year-old girl was gang raped allegedly by a group of day labourers at their house in Rowangchhari upazila of Bandarban on Friday night. Police arrested one of the alleged rapists named Abul, son of Nabi Hossain, from the upazila headquarters yesterday. Police quoting victim's family members said the girl used to live with her husband at a rented house at Moynathalipara in the upazila. A group of 8/10 day labourers stormed into the house of Shah Alam around 8:00pm , tied him up with ropes and violated his wife, said Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan, officer in-charge of Rowangchhari Police Station.
Youth held with pistol
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a young man along with a foreign made pistol and two magazines at Durlobhpur village in Shibganj upazila on Saturday. The arrestee was identified as Masud Rana, 25, son of Istab Ali, a resident of the same village. Major Kamruzzaman Pavel, commanding officer of Chapainawabganj Rab-5, said on secret information, a team conducted a drive in the area and arrested Masud along with the pistol. A case was filed in this connection.
40,000 Yaba tablets seized, 2 held
Our Correspondent, Cox's Bazar
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two Myanmar nationals along with 40,000 Yaba tablets from Teknaf in Cox's Bazar yesterday morning. The arrestees were identified as Ayaz Uddin, 22, and Md Jahir Ahmed, 40. They hail from Akiab district of Myanmar. A team of border guards under BGB 42 Battalion challenged the duo when they arrived on the bank of the Naf River from Myanmar illegally by a small boat at about 7:00 am. Later, the border guards seized the Yaba tablets from their possession and handed them over to Teknaf police.