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News in Brief-(2022-05-15)

May 15, 2022 00:00:00

Minor siblings drown in Bandarban

BANDARBAN, May 14: Two minor siblings allegedly drowned in a lake at Karbaripara in Alikadam upazila of Bandarban district early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Marufa Jannat, 7, and Mahfuza Jannat, 40, both daughters of Mohammad Mahmudullah of the area. The two siblings went missing on Friday afternoon after stepping out to fetch some water, said Abul Kalam, chairman of No 2 Choikhong union. Later, their family members along with local people searched for them. Around 2am, they found the body of Marufa floating in the lake. Subsequently, Mahfuza's body was fished out of the lake. – UNB

RMCH shuts down corona unit

RAJSHAHI, May 14: Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) authority has shut down its corona unit amidst sharp decline in the number of patients suffering from Covid-19 in the region. RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani told the journalists that they declared the unit closed on May 13. In the previous couple of days, only two to three patients with symptoms of corona were undergoing treatment in the unit and they returned home after being cured on May 12. At present, there is no patient. If any patients with corona symptoms come they will be referred to the Infectious Disease Hospital. In March 2020, the RMCH management had opened the designated unit with more than 454 beds with oxygen facilities to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Shamim Yazdani said they faced a big trouble to handle peak periods of the pandemic but fortunately the situation is normal at present. — BSS

Fugitive arrested in Noakhali

NOAKHALI, May 14: The Sonaimuri Thana Police today arrested a fugitive from the Papua area of the district. The arrested was identified as Mojahidul Islam Jihad, 39, hailed from Magura district. He was an accused of a murder case filed with Mohammadpur Thana in Magura district last year. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sonaimuri Thana Harun-or-Rashid said on information they conducted a raid in the area and nabbed Jihad. Later, he will be handed over to Mohammadpur Thana police, the OC added. — BSS

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