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4 girls sexually assaulted, 2 men held in Barguna, Sylhet

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Two schoolgirls have reportedly been raped in Satkhira and Shariatpur districts while two people, including a teacher, were arrested in Barguna and Sylhet for repeatedly violating two other girls. In Satkhira, a nine-year-old girl was raped by a neighbour at Gobindakati village in Sadar upazila on Saturday. Accused Saju Sardar, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain ... Read More »

Man held for ‘rape attempt’ on minor girl in Jessore

Jashore, Aug 15 (UNB) – A man was held on Thursday for his alleged rape attempt on a four-year-old girl in Chaugachha upazila. The arrestee is Khairul Islam, 38, son of Khelafat Ali of Ichhapur village in the municipality. The minor girl used to call him uncle. The victim’s father said his daughter went to neighbour Khairul’s house around 11am ... Read More »

Two rape suspects killed in ‘crossfire’

Bhola, Aug 14 (UNB) – Two men, suspected of raping a schoolgirl, were killed in an alleged crossfire at Dakshin Rajapur village in Sadar upazila on early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Alamin, 25, son of Sayed Ahmed; and Manju, 30, son of Kalam Mistry. They were residents of Char Samaiya union of the upazila, said Sub-Inspector Shikor of ... Read More »

Husband held captive; wife gang-raped in Netrakona eatery

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNB) – A housewife has reportedly been gang-raped confining her husband to an eatery in Sadar upazila. Police arrested four accused on Saturday over the incident after the victim filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station. The arrestees are Saidul Islam, 30, Rezaul Karim Pavel, 28, Jaman Bashar, 27, of Rajendrapur area, and Mahfuzur Rahman, manager ... Read More »

Rape case filed against 5 Khulna Railway cops

Khulna, Aug 10 (UNB)— A case was filed against five policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Government Railway Police (GRP), on Friday evening for allegedly gang-raping a woman in custody eight days ago. The victim filed the case at GRP Police Station against OC Osman Gani Pathan and four others, said Kushtia Railway Circle’s Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Firoz Ahmed. ... Read More »

Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South

Seoul, Aug 7 (AP/UNB) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over ... Read More »

Gang rape: Two Khulna railway policemen withdrawn

Khulna, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two railway policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Khulna Government Railway Police (GRP) Station, were attached to the GRP Lines for their suspected involvement with the reported gang-rape of a woman. The action was taken against Railway Police Station OC Osman Goni and Sub-Inspector Nazmul Haque, said Assistant Police Superintendent (Railway Circle) Firoz Ahmed. On August ... Read More »

2 ‘suspected criminals’ killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

Bogura, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of criminals at Bhabanipur in Sherpur upazila early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Dhanesh Sarkar alias Sukumar Sarkar, 38, son of Mantu Sarkar of Gaibandha Sadar upazila, and Afzal Hossain, 55, son of Rajab Ali of Natore’s Singra upazila. Police said Afzal ... Read More »

Woman held with pistol, bullets and Phensidyl in Benapole

Police arrested a woman along with a foreign 9mm pistol, four bullets and 15 bottles of Phensidyl at Shibnathpur Baropota village in the upazila of Jashore district on Sunday night. The arrested was identified as Rahena Begum, 38, wife of Kamrul of Shibnathpur village. Sayed Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Benapole Port Police Station, said on secret information about arms ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Gazipur, Aug 2 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Pubail in the city early Friday. The deceased were identified as Nazrul Islam Naju, son of Mostafa of Tongi area. Tipped off that 6-7 drug traders were gathering in the area, a team of Rab-1 conducted a drive around ... Read More »

Three held, arms, heroin recovered in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj Correspondent Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered a foreign made pistol, a magazine, seven bullets and 400 grams of heroin and arrested three persons in two separate drives on Monday. The arrested persons were identified as Md. Rubel, 28, son of Md. Aktarul Islam of Modhyabinodpur Garatola village under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district, Md. Abdur Rashid, 30, son of ... Read More »

Rape accused killed in Chittagong ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, July 30 (UNB) – A suspected rapist was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Maliara village in Patiya upazila early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Arman, 25. Mashkur Rahman, Assistant Director of Rab- 7, said a patrol team of the elite force conducted a drive at the village under Kusumpura union in the ... Read More »

More than 60 killed in extremist attack on Nigeria villagers

Maiduguri, Jul 29 (AP/UNB) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists killed more than 60 people in an attack on villagers leaving a funeral in northeastern Nigeria, a local official said Sunday. It was the deadliest extremist attack against civilians in the region this year. Muhammad Bulama, council chairman of the Nganzai local government area, told reporters that 11 other people were ... Read More »

90 charged with attack on BD Santals in Gaibandha

Gaibandha, July 28 (UNB)–The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Sunday submitted a charge-sheet against 90 people forkilling three Santal people, looting their valuables and unleashing torture on them at Bagda Farm area in Gobindaganj upazila on November 6, 2016. General manager (finance) of Rangpur Sugar Mills Nazmul Huda, Union Parishad chairman Shakil Ahmed Bulbul, mills Labour Union general secretary ... Read More »

Young man escapes lynching on Child-lifting rumour in Ctg

Chattogram, July 27 (UNB)- A youth escaped death in mass beating as he managed to flee after local people caught him suspecting him to be a child-lifter in Hathazari here on Friday night. The victim was identified as Md Mumin, 20, son of Abdus Shukkur of Mirerkhal village in the municipality area. Quoting locals, Belal Uddin Jahangir, Officer-in-Charge of Hathajari ... Read More »

826 children raped, abused in 6 months: CRAC

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB) – A total of 826 children were raped and abused in the last six months (from Jan 1 to July 20) across the country, said a new report. Child Rights Advocacy Coalition (CRAC) in Bangladesh on Thursday revealed their report at a press conference at Maulana Mohammad Akram Kha Hall of the Jatiya Press Club. They ... Read More »

Panchagarh boy attacked in home, loses a hand finger

Panchagarh, July 25 (UNB) – A seven-year-old boy was injured in an attack by an unidentified miscreant at his home in the Sadar upazila’s Khuniapara on Wednesday night. The victim was identified as Afridi, 7, son of Jahangir Alam. Quoting family sources, police said a miscreant entered the children’s room around 10:30pm while their mother Ratna was in the adjacent ... Read More »

Beheaded body of a madrasa boy found in Chuadanga

Chuadanga, July 24 (UNB) – Police recovered the beheaded body of a madrasa student from Koyradanga village in Alamdanga upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified Abir Hossain, 11, a class-II student of Nurani Hafizia Madrasa and Orphanage, and son of Ali Hossain of Kotchandpur upazila in Jhenaidah district. Police recovered Abir’s body from a mango orchard in the morning ... Read More »