Three riders were killed in a road accident in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna while riding a motorcycle. The accident took place in front of Joynagar Shimultala Khairul Filling Station on Ishwardi-Pakshi Highway around 9pm on Wednesday (September 1).
Rooppur was among the dead. Lalon’s son Ibrahim (25) and Zahurul Islam’s son Joy (26) have been identified but the identity of the other is yet to be ascertained.
Witnesses said two motorcycles were speeding from Ishwardi. While crossing Shimultala area, it collided with a microbus coming from the opposite direction. Three riders of the motorcycle were seriously injured. When the locals rescued them and took them to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex, the doctor on duty declared them dead.
Police have recovered the hanging body of an aboriginal child with a bow and arrow wrapped around his neck at his house in Dhamairhat, Naogaon.
It is learned that the incident took place in Dhamairhat Union Beniduar Mission Dakshinpara area of the upazila on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Basanti Marang, 11. She is the daughter of the late Daniel Marang of that village.
According to locals and her family, the child’s father died and her mother Luchi Tapan went to Dhaka to provide for the family and left the girl with her uncle to work in people’s homes.
Mama Emil Tapan said, “I used to take care of her as her mother was not in the area. He played, moved around, came back all day as he wished. He didn’t come for lunch last Sunday. Then, after much searching, I went to his house at night and found him hanging. ”
Confirming the incident, Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Momin said, “As soon as we came to know about the incident, I and my accompanying force rushed to the spot and recovered the child’s body and sent it to the morgue on Monday for autopsy.”