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Seven murdered across the country

Update : 14 May 2014, 06:03 PM

At least seven people were murdered in Habiganj, Dinajpur, Lakshmipur, Gazipur ,Sirajganj and Tangail districts yesterday.

In Habiganj, a farmer was killed as rivals attacked him at Mahmudpur village in Ajmiriganj upazila.

The deceased was identified as Rakhesh Sutradhar,50.

Locals said that men of one Taher Mian in the village were damaging a chatal (rice-processing unit) of  Rakhesh. They beat up him mercilessly as he protested.

Locals rescued him and rushed him to Sylhet Medical College and Hospital. He died in the hospital.

Taimur Bokto, officer-in-charge of Ajmiriganj police station, confirmed the incident.

In Dinajpur, a man was beaten to death allegedly by his second wife and his step sons at Ramchandrapur village in Parbotipur upazila.

The deceased was identified as Subas Chandra Roy, 48, son of late Hariprada Roy.

Locals said Subas, father of four daughters, had married Joytsna Bala, widow of Ganapoti of the same village and mother of three sons, eight years back.

He often had quarrel with Joytsna, his second wife, over different issues since after their marriage. A few days back, Joytsna along with her three sons, had started living separately at a house beside Subas’s.

On the fateful night, Subas was locked in an altercation with Joytsna over the previous issues at about 11pm when he was returning home.

At one stage, Joytsna and her two sons Nitesh and Pradip beat Subas mercilessly, leaving him dead on the spot. Local people caught Joytsna, Pradip and his wife Sandha Rani, Nibesh and his wife Pratima while they were trying to flee after the incident. On information, police went to the spot and arrested them.

Police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for an autopsy.

A case was filed in this connection. In Lakshmipur, two people were killed in separate incidents in the district.

Sources said a man was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers over a land dispute at Charporagachha village in Ramgati upazila. The deceased was identified as Sekandar Hossain, a resident of the village.

Witnesses said there had been a longstanding dispute between Zaher Majhi and Sekandar Hossain over the ownership of a piece a land.

At noon, following an altercation, a group of 10-12 supporters of Zaher Majhi group swooped on Sekandar Hossain, leaving him severely injured.

He was rushed to Ramgati upazila health complex where Sekandar succumbed to his injuries around 9pm.

Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Ramgati police station, confirmed the incident.

On the other hand, a youth was murdered over cricket in Sadar upazila.

The deceased was identified as Sohag, son of Nurnabi in Dharmapur village.

According to sources, Firoz, friend of Sohag, was locked in an altercation with him while they were playing cricket in the field. At one stage, Firoz Sohag’s head with a brick, leaving him dead on the spot. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue.

In Gazipur, a woman’s body was found inside a sack at Baimail area in Konabari.

Police said the woman was allegedly murdered by some unidentified persons who later stuffed the body in a sack and dumped it in the area.

The identity of the deceased could not be known.

In Tangail, police recovered a hanging body of a housewife in Adajan village of Basail upazila.

The deceased was identified as Keya Akter,19, wife of Saudy expatriate Lavlu Mia and daughter of Abul Hossain in Mohera village under Mirzapur upaizla of the district.

On information police recovered the body and sent to Tangial General hospital morgue for autopsy.

In Sirajganj, a housewife was killed by her husband for dowry in Biara village of Kazipur upazila.

The deceased was identified as Anjumara Bagum,16.

Police said Anjumara had been married off with Mehedi in the village two years back.

After the marriage, Mehedi used to torture Anjumara for dowry.

On the day, they were locked in an altercation over the issue and one stage Mehedi strangled.

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