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Three-year-old girl latest Philippines ‘drug war’ victim

UN Human Rights Council Should Adopt Resolution to Stop Carnage On Sunday, a 3-year-old girl became the latest casualty of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” which has killed thousands over the past three years. Myka Ulpina died after being shot during a police raid targeting her father, Renato Dolofrina, in Rizal province, near Manila, media reports said. Police ... Read More »

Daring Rifat murder key accused Nayon killed in ‘gunfight’

Barguna, July 2 (UNB) – Prime accused in the Rifat Sharif murder case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar upazila early Tuesday. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Abir Mohammad Hossain said a team of police, led by Additional Superintendent of Police Shahjahan, conducted a drive in Purakata Ferryghat area around 4:15am ... Read More »

HC hands over DIG Mizan to police rejecting his bail plea

Dhaka July 01 – In a major development, the High Court (HC) on Monday handed over suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Md Mizanur Rahman to the police after he appeared before it for an anticipatory bail in connection with a corruption case. During the hearing, the HC bench commented that DIG Mizan has completely destroyed the image of ... Read More »

BD woman, minor kid found dead in Chittagong; husband held

Chattogram, July 1 (UNB)- Police recovered the hanging bodies of a mother and her daughter from their house at Sholoshahar in the city on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Laxmi Rani Sarkar, 22, wife of Nandan Sarker, and their daughter  Ananya, 2, of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Panchlaish Police Station Abul Kashem Bhuiyan said Nandan claimed that ... Read More »

Rifat Murder: 4 suspects released hours after detention

Barishal, June 28 (UNB) – Police on Friday morning released four people, suspected to be involved in the broad daylight killing of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, a few hours after their detention. The four had been arrested in a drive from a Dhaka-bound ‘Manami’ launch at Launch Ghat area in the city around 9 pm on Thursday night. Their identities ... Read More »

Youth arrested in connection with Barguna Rifat murder

Dhaka, June 27 – A youth was arrested from BKP area in Barguna town yesterday in connection with the Wednesday’s killing of a man in front of his wife. The arrest comes after a video went viral on social media depicting the victim, identified as Rifar Sharif, 23, was being stabbed indiscriminately by a group of assailants in broad daylight ... Read More »

Anti-graft body finds proof its director Basir took bribes

Dhaka, June 26 – After getting preliminary evidence of bribery allegations, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday sent a letter to the department of immigration so that its suspended director Enamul Basir could not leave the country. ACC director Sheikh Md Fanafillah, who is currently investigating the bribery allegations of taking Tk 40 lakh by its suspended director Enamul Basir from ... Read More »

Woman police constable commits suicide in Chittagong

Chattogram, June 24 (UNB) – A police constable committed suicide at her residence under Bayazid Bostami Police Station area in the city on Monday evening.  The deceased was identified as Kabita Rani, 22, wife of Mithun Kuri, also a police constable of Armed Police Battalion Line in Chattogram, said Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bayazid Bostami Police Station.  “The mystery of ... Read More »

UN expert fears for civilians after Burma Internet shutdown

Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) – The Myanmar government’s shutdown of mobile data networks in nine townships could have serious implications for human rights and humanitarian monitoring in the conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin States, a UN expert warned on Monday. “As there’s no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is ... Read More »

Two including a Rohingya killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar, June 23 (UNB) – Two people, including a Rohingya man accused of human trafficking, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katabunia in Teknaf upazila on early Sunday.  The deceased were identified as Md Rubel Hossain, 28, son of Rashid Ahmed of Naitonpara of the upazila; and Omar Faruk, 33, son of Habibulla, a Rohingya refugee ... Read More »

Suspected robber’ killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, June 21 (UNB) –A suspected robber and a ‘drug trader’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in Gazipur and Meherpur districts early Friday. In Gazipur, a suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members at Dumbarichala in Sripur upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Babul Mia alias ‘Babul Dacoit’ of Jahangirpur village in ... Read More »

3 suspects killed in ‘gunfights’ in Dhaka, Comilla, N’ganj

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) – Three people, including two suspected criminals and a ‘drug dealer’, were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cumilla and Narayanganj on Thursday. In Dhaka, a suspected criminal was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Basila Garden City in Mohammadpur. The deceased was identified as Tanvir Ahmed Anik, 36. ... Read More »

Ex-minister Sohel Taj’s nephew rescued in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, June 20 – Police rescued the nephew of former state minister Sohel Taj from Batala Bazar area in Tarakanda Upazila early Thursday, 11 days after he was abducted from Chattogram. Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tarakanda Police Station, said criminals left Shourav, 25, in front of Jamil Auto Rice Mill in the area around 5:30 am. On information, police rushed ... Read More »

Court completely independent, no govt interference: Quader

Dhaka, June 18 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday again claimed that the country’s judiciary is completely independent and the Sheikh Hasina government doesn’t interfere in the court matters. “It has proved again that the AL-led government doesn’t interfere in the court affairs. Judiciary is working independently,” he said this referring to the six-month bail of BNP chairperson ... Read More »

Police HQ forms committee to probe DIG Mizan’s graft allegations

Dhaka, June 18 – Police Headquarters have formed a three members committee to investigate allegations of graft and submit a probe report in a case filed against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman. Confirming the matter, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Media & Public Relations) Sohel Rana said that further measures will be taken after the probe report has been ... Read More »

Ex-OC of Sonagazi refused bail, sent to jail

Dhaka, June 17 – Dhaka Cyber Crimes Tribunal yesterday sent former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain to jail after rejecting his bail plea in connection with a case filed for recording Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement on video and spreading it online. Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal passed the order in a jam-packed courtroom ... Read More »

CIMS database helped prevent terror attacks: Dhaka Police

Dhaka, June 15 (UNB)— The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been observing the ‘Citizen Information Collection Week’ from Saturday as part of its preventive measures to avert threats of militant attacks. It will continue until May 21. During this period, police will visit every house to collect tenants’ information for ‘Citizen Information Management System (CIMS)’ database. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia ... Read More »

Alleged dangerous killer rapist caught, says Rab

Narsingdi, June 12 – Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have cracked the rape and murder case of Sabina Akhter in Shibur upazila, saying they arrested the ‘killer’ who did sexual intercourse with the victim after killing her. At a press conference at Narsingdi Press Club on Wednesday, commanding officer of Rab-11 Kazi Shamser Ahmed said they arrested Saiful Islam, ... Read More »

Keraniganj Police OC among 11 sued for rape

Dhaka, June 12 – A rape victim on Tuesday evening sued Keraniganj Police Station OC of Dhaka and 10 others for kidnapping and raping her and the court directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report after investigating into the incident. Judge Shahidul Islam of the Women and Children Repression Tribunal-6 of Dhaka passed the order after ... Read More »

Man held for ‘slandering PM’ Hasina

Sylhet, June 11 (UNB) – A man was arrested in Sylhet on Monday night for sharing and posting indecent, false and defamatory photos on the social media about the prime minister, ministers, MPs and chiefs of the three forces. The arrestee was identified as Md Jewel Ahmed, 32, son of late Abdul Nur. Members of Rab-9 arrested him from Khadimnagar ... Read More »

Nushrat murder accused OC Moazzem to be arrested soon

Dhaka, June 10 (UNB) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said former Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain will be arrested soon. “It’s difficult to arrest someone when he or she goes into hiding, but there’s no lack of effort (from the government) to find him out. I hope, he’ll be arrested soon and action will be taken ... Read More »

2 gang-rape suspects wounded in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with cops

Cumilla, June 9 (UNB) – Two gang-rape suspects were injured in a reported gunfight with police at Baldakhal in Daudkandi upazila on Sunday afternoon. Police arrested the bullet-hit suspects -– Golam Rabbi and Rabbi Ahmed — after the gun battle and took them to Comilla Medical College Hospital under their custody, said officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Police Station M Rafiqul Islam. ... Read More »

Biman pilot travels to Doha sans passport: Cop suspended

Dhaka, June 8 – An immigration police officer at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been suspended over the travel of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot to Qatar without his passport. On June 5, Captain Fazal Mahmud reached Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar operating an aircraft from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here without any passport. Contacted, Additional Superintendent of Police ... Read More »

2 suspected drug dealers killed in Feni ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, June 9 – Two suspected drug dealers were killed in an alleged gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Fatehpur in Feni Sadar Upazila on early Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Rab raided an abandoned house in rail gate area around 1:30am after being tipped off that a gang of drug dealers was ... Read More »

3 Rohingyas one suspected drug peddler killed in ‘gunfights’

Cox’s Bazar, June 7 – Three Rohingya youths were killed in an alleged gunfight with police in connection with the kidnap of a minor girl in Teknaf Upazila while a suspected drug peddler was killed in Comilla on early Friday. Police identified them as Ukhiya Rohingya camp residents Shamsul Alam, 35, and Nur Alam, 21, and Leda Camp resident Habib, ... Read More »

Road crashes kill 23 across Bangladesh during Eid fest

Dhaka, June 6 (UNB) – Road crashes between Tuesday and Thursday killed at least 23 people when millions of people went to their village homes and tourist destinations to celebrate the long Eid-ul-Fitr vacation. Accidents on highways during the holiday are common in Bangladesh. They are mostly blamed on reckless driving, unfit vehicles and dilapidated road conditions. During the ongoing ... Read More »

2 bodies of a woman and an old man recovered near Dhaka City

Keraniganj, June 5 – Police recovered the bodies of a woman from an under-construction building and that of an elderly man from the Buriganga River in Keraniganj on Wednesday. The deceased could not be identified till Wednesday evening. Officer-in-charge of South Keraniganj Police Station Shah Zaman said they recovered the body of the woman, aged around 30, from the 3rd ... Read More »

PBI pickup ploughs through RMG workers in Comilla; 3 dead

Comilla, June 3 – Three female garment workers were killed and nine people injured as a vehicle carrying Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) officials, including the investigation office of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, ploughed through them at Chandul in Chouddagaram Upazila on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Kazal, Nasima and Tanjina, workers of Dragon ... Read More »

Suspected drug peddler killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar, June 3 – A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Teknaf Upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Mufizur Rahman, 40, son of Golam Akbar of Hoaikang union’s Ulubunia Katakhali area of Teknaf upazila. He was a listed drug peddler. According to information given by Mufizur, a police team conducted a ... Read More »

DG Rab wants lawyers to shun legal assistance to militants

Dhaka, June 2 – Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed yesterday (Sunday) asked lawyers to refrain from extending legal assistance to the militants. He urged lawyers of the country to reconsider the issue of providing legal aid to the fundamentalists and militants. “Those who are advocating for militants can also be attacked by them. Militants have ... Read More »