Crime

Brahmanbaria gunfight kills robber

  

PNS: An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hazipur village in Kashba upazila of Brahmanbaria early Saturday.Police held Zahirul Islam alias Kala Zahir from Kamalpur village and then a drive was conducted there with him to capture his partners as well, said officer-in-charge of Kashba Police Station Mohiuddin Ahmed.As the police were raiding the village, his cohorts opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back that triggered the ‘gunfight’, leaving...

Suicide bombing outside Dhaka RAB camp

  

PNS: An alleged suicide bomber has died in a blast outside a camp of the Rapid Action Battalion in Dhaka on Friday noon.The explosion injured a RAB personnel. The incident happened outside a makeshift camp located near the Haji Camp at Ashkona.“This might have been a suicide bombing,” said Airport Police Station OC Noor-e-Azam.“There is a place for doing Waju (ablutions) next to the RAB camp. The explosion happened there just before Jumma salat around 1:15 pm. We have started...

4 militants killed in Sitakunda raid

  

PNS: Four suspected militants of Neo JMB was killed in an overnight raid of joint forces in a militant hideout in Chittagong’s Sitakunda.The drive “Assault 16” was jointly carried out by Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, SWAT, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) – 7, and Chittagong district police.Four hours after the renewed drive, Chittagong range Deputy I nspector General of Police Shafiqul Islam said that “Assault 16” had ended and that four militants were...

PM to visit India in April

  

PNS: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in April next.She will be leaving India on April 7 and will return on April 10.According to a joint announcement by Dhaka and New Delhi, the prime minister will be visiting India on a state visit on an invitation extended by Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.The two leaders will hold official talks in New Delhi on April 8.The foreign ministries of both the countries feel that the upcoming visit is expected to further expand...

Police detain Pabna JMB chief

  

PNS: Police have arrested a suspected member of the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Gopalpur area in Pabna Sadar upazila headquarters on early Tuesday.A team of police, acting on a tip-off, raided the house of the ‘JMB’ man Mostafizur Rahman Shahin, 41, the alleged regional JMB commander of Pabna and son of Golam Mohiuddin.The raid was conducted at around 4am and Mostafizur was detained, said Abdur Razzak, OC of Sadar Police Station.Khairul is a...

Catholic church guard hacked in Pabna

  

PNS: An elderly guard of a catholic church in Pabna’s Chatmohar upazila was hacked b miscreants early on Friday.The victim has been identified as Gilbert De Costa, 65, guard of Mathurapur Catholic Church. He is under treatment at Pabna General Hospital.According to Chatmohar Police Station OC Ahsan Habib, the incident took place at the gates of Mathurapur Catholic Church around 3:30am.“We have detained three suspects after the attack. We suspect the attack was motivated from...

JMB militants attack cops in Comilla, 2 held

  

PNS: A police check-post on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chandina, Comilla came under attack after miscreants hurled crude bombs at the cops.Chased down the attackers, police managed to capture two and claim that they are JMB militants.According to the police, miscreants hurled bombs at law enforcers and tried to flee in a passenger bus around 12:00pm.Police managed to capture Hasan, 22, and Jashim, 20, by firing shots at them.Both of the attackers sustained bullet injuries on...

Children molested in Dhaka, case filed

  

PNS: Three children, aged between five to six years, were molested in Pallabi area of Mirpur in Dhaka.A parent, whose twin daughters were among the victims, filed a case with Pallabi Police Station around 10:00pm on Thursday.According to OC of Pallabi Police Station, Dadon Fakir, the girls were molested by a Chotpoti vendor, Iqbal, near Begumtila slum.Iqbal molested the children after luring them with chotpoti, said the OC.The Chotpoti vendor, Iqbal, fled from the...

Bangladeshi murdered in New York

  

PNS: A US citizen, born in Bangladesh, was murdered by stabbing in New York on Wednesday night.The deceased was identified as Zakir Khan, 44, a real estate businessman. He was found dead at his own residence in Bronx, New York around 9:00pm (local time).Sources said Zakir was stabbed to death by his landlord. Later, he was rushed to a nearby Jacobi hospital where doctors declared him dead.Zakir was a very popular figure in the Bengali community in New York.He also studied in...

Youth detained for killing 3 of his younger siblings

  

PNS: A man in Narsingdi has been arrested for allegedly killing three of his minor siblings.The arrestee has been identified as Rubel Mia (22), son of Abul Kamal Mia of Sadar Upazila’s Alokbarhi Village.“Bodies of three children– a boy and two girls — were recovered on Wednesday morning from the village,” said Mojabber Hossain, Sub-Inspector of local police.The victims have been identified as ‘Yaseen’ (10), ‘Mariyam’ (8), and ‘Marzia’ (6), all children of Abul Kamal Mia and younger...

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