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September 23, 2022 00:00:00

Cousin stabs youth to death in Kishoreganj

A 22-year-old youth was stabbed to death allegedly by his cousin in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj district on Wednesday night. The dead is Abid Hasan Rahat, son of Anowar Ul Hoque of Rajgati union in Nandail upazila of the district. He was first-year honours student of Government Gurudayal College. The accused has been identified as Jubayer (25), son of Shahidul Hoque. Police said Rahat used to teach the accused's nephew Fuyad, a resident of the Ukilpara area of the district town. Around 6.30pm on Wednesday, an altercation broke out between Rahat and Jubayer at Fuyad's place over an unknown issue. The altercation suddenly turned violent when the accused pulled out a knife and stabbed him to death. Md Daud, officer-in-charge of Kishoreganj Model thana, said as soon as they were informed, a police team rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body was sent to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy, he said adding that they are trying to determine the reason behind the murder. — UNB

One gets life term for rape

A Khulna court has sentenced a man life term imprisonment for a series rape of a woman in Khulna in 2009. The court in its judgment ordered the rapist to identify himself as the father of a son who was born as a result of his series rape. The court also the rapist fined Tk 20,000. In default, he will have to suffer more six months imprisonment. The judge of Khulna Women Oppression Trial Tribunal Abdus Salam Khan pronounced the verdict in presence of the rapist on Thursday, Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Farid Ahmed said. Court sources said convict Rafiqul Islam Dhali of Choto Boyra area under Sonadanga Police Station (PS) in the city used to rape a woman, a neighbour of him, assuring to marry her. Following the series rape by the convict from August 26 to October 16 in 2009, the woman became pregnant and requested the rapist to marry her but he denied. — BSS

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