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Murder accused, robber suspect killed

‘Gunfights’ in N’ganj, Gazipur WT24 Desk Two people, including a murder accused and a suspected robber, were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), Agencies report. uhin Hossain, 23, resident of Deobhokg Shantinagar area in Fatulla upazila, was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab in Saidpur area of Sadar upazila around 4:00am, hours after he was ...

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Jubo League leader Khalid held for ‘running’ casino

142 detained from the casino; 2 more casinos sealed off WT24 Desk Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members on Wednesday arrested a city Jubo League leader from Gulshan area for reportedly running an illegal casino, UNB reports. Three firearms, including an unauthorised one along with bullets, and contraband Yaba pills were also recovered from his possession. The arrestee is Khalid Mahmud ...

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2 JSS men shot dead in Rangamati

WT24 Desk Two activists of Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS reform) were shot to death by allegedly rivals in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Tuesday night, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Ripel Chakma, 25, Barshon Chakma, 24. According to locals, Ripel and Barshon were staying at a house in Nabchhara remote area of Marishya union in the upazila. At ...

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Engr. electrocuted while working

The Indonesian was working at DPDC on DU campus WT24 Desk An Indonesian engineer was electrocuted while working at a power station of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) on the Dhaka University campus on Tuesday morning, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Toufique, 36. He used to reside in Narayanganj. Civil Engineer Rasheduzzaman Russel said Toufique was pumping ...

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36 missing after boat sinks in DRC

Police say WT24 Desk Police in Congo say 36 people are missing after a boat sank on the Congo River east of the capital, Kinshasa, Agencies report. The national police said Sunday that about 76 people were rescued after the accident near the Mambutuka locality about 80 kilometers (49 miles) outside Kinshasa. The boat had been traveling from Balibambi in ...

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Kashmir flashpoint risks nuclear war

Says Imran Khan WT24 Desk Pakistan’s dispute with India over Kashmir is now a flashpoint with the potential to escalate into nuclear war, Imran Khan has warned, Agencies report. Pakistan’s prime minister said he was disappointed in the international response to Narendra Modi’s decision to end self rule in Indian administered Kashmir and accused India of conducting genocide. The former ...

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Youth stabbed dead in Ctg

WT24 Desk A young man was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Pathania Goda in Chandgaon area in the city on Sunday night, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ziad, 23, son of Mohammad Selim. Quoting family members of the victim, Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Chandgaon Police Station, said Ziad’s elder brother runs a cable TV operating ...

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Govt urged to carry fair probe into deaths in Rohingya camps

UN experts concerned by “crackdown” on Rohingya camps WT24 Desk UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to carry out an “independent, impartial and effective investigation” into all the deaths that have occurred in Rohingya camps, Agencies report. “The search for justice for the young Bangladeshi man killed on August 22 is of the utmost importance, but ...

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2 bullet-hit dead bodies found in Cox’s Bazar

Listed criminal killed in Rajbari ‘shootout’ WT24 Desk Police recovered two bullet-hit dead bodies from Kata Pahar and Kobita Chattar areas of Cox’s Bazar town on Monday, Agencies report. One of the deceased was identified as Rifat, 25, of Baharchara area of the town while the other could not be identified. Locals informed police after hearing sounds of firing in ...

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44 bodies stuffed in over 100 bags discovered

Buried in well in Mexico WT24 Desk Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags, reports BBC. The remains were discovered earlier in September when local residents started complaining about the smell. Jalisco ...

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