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Who killed the wandering rhino in Assam?

by Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya on 9 September 2019 • In February 2018, a greater one-horned rhino wandered from India’s Orang National Park into the nearby Burachapori-Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. • In September 2018, officials lost track of the rhino. In June 2019, the rhino’s buried remains, and a bullet, were discovered close to a guard camp in Burachapori-Laokhowa. • Mongabay investigates ... Read More »

Man accused of being top terror killed in Narsingdi gunfight

Narsingdi, Aug 31 (UNB)- A listed ‘top terror’ was killed in a reported gunfight with detectives at Katapara of Madhabdi municipality area here early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Mithun, 30, son of Jakir Hossain of the area. Tipped off that the top terror Mithun and his associates would gather in the area, a team of DB police raided ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Chuadanga ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, Aug 30 (UNB) – Two ‘criminals’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies in Chuadanga and Chattogram early Friday. In Chuadanga, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at JoyrampurKathaltala in Damurhudaupazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as RokonuzzamanRokon, 35, son of Abu BakkarSiddique of the upazila. He was ... Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

2 siblings among 3 killed in Jamalpur lightning

Jamalpur, Aug 16 (UNB) – Three people, including two siblings, were killed by lightning here on Friday. Anwar Hossain, 25, and his brother Al Amin, 19, sons of Abdul Latif of Chengtimari village in Dewanganj upazila, were struck by a thunderbolt around 10am while fishing in nearby ‘Kaular beel’. They died on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Dewanganj Police Station ... Read More »

4 of a family killed as bus hits car in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, Aug 16 (UNB) – Four members of a family were killed and two others injured in a collision between a private car and a bus at Ramgopalpur in Gouripur upazila here on Friday. The deceased were identified as Rafiquzzaman, 45, a textile mill owner, his wife Najmunnahar, 40, son Nadim, 25 and daughter Ronjahan, 15, of Netrakona district. Quamrul ... Read More »

6 of a picnic party killed, 18 hurt as bus hits tree in Feni

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – Six people were killed and 18 others injured in a road accident in Feni Sadar Upazila’s Lemua on Thursday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Nurunnabi, superintendent of Feni police, said the accident took place around 5:45am. “A Cox’s Bazar-bound picnic bus of ‘Prime Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit a roadside ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Suspected criminal killed in Chittagong ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, July 28 (UNB) – A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Banshkhali upazila on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Zaker, 40, son of Badshah Mia alias Baishya of Purbo Sambal Chhararkul village in the upazila. He was accused in a total of 24 cases, Rab claimed. Major Mehedi ... Read More »

2 suspected drug peddlers killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar, July 24 (UNB) – Two suspected drug peddlers, including a Rohingya man, were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila on early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Kamal, 22, son of Islam of Balukhali camp, and Habibur Rahman, 23, son of Abul Shama of Nayapara in Teknaf upazila. ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

Kushtia, July 20 (UNB)- An alleged drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ in Harra area of Sadar upazila here early Friday. The deceased was identified as Rafikul Islam, 40, son of late Mohon Ali of Haripur village of the upazila. Nasir Uddin, Kushtia Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge, said on information about a gunfight between two groups of drug traders, ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

Rajshahi, July 16 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in the city early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Alamin, son of Mohonlal of Harpur under Kashiadanga Police Station in the city. Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police conducted an anti-narcotics drive at Dam-5 of the ... Read More »