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News Briefs (2022-10-09)

October 09, 2022 00:00:00

Man stabs mother-in-law to death

FARIDPUR, Oct 08: A 55-year-old woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her son-in-law in Sabar village of Faridpur district early on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Rahima Begum of the village. Habil Hossain, officer-in-charge of Nagarkanda Police Station, said that Rahima stepped out of her house to answer the call of nature around 1am. "It was then that Yunus Molla, her son-in-law, stabbed her with a knife, leaving her critically injured." Later, she was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared Rahima dead on arrival. The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained, the OC said. "Efforts are on to nab the accused, who is on the run." "The body has been kept at the morgue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College and Hospital," he added. — UNB

8,000 fishermen to get rice in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, Oct 08: Department of Fisheries will disburse rice among 8,000 fishermen families with a view to assisting them during the ban period of hilsa fishing in the district this year. District Fisheries Office sources said on Friday that under the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme the rice will be disbursed among the fishermen to assist them during the ban period of hilsa fishing. Fishermen in Dewanganj, Islampur, Madarganj and Sarishabari upazilas will get the food assistance. Each of the fishermen families will get 25 kilogram rice. The office said the food support is being given to the poor fishermen families during the ban of hilsa fishing in rivers from October 07 to October 28, the breeding period of hilsa fish. District Fisheries Officer SM Khalequzzaman said process of distribution of rice has been started. The aim of the programme is to increase hilsa fish production by preventing fishermen from catching mother hilsa fish during the breeding period, he added. — BSS

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