Chattogram divisional commissioner infected with Covid-19

Chattogram Divisional Commissioner ABM Azad has tested positive for coronavirus.


Ikhtier Uddin Arafat, personal assistant to the commissioner said Azad’s test report came out from the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) on Saturday.


“He is now in isolation at his residence and is doing well,” said Ikhtier.


The wife and elder son of Commissioner Azad were found infected with the virus on Thursday.


Besides, a total of 17,850 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the district, said sources at Civil Surgeon’s office.


Bangladesh reported 34 more deaths in 24 hours pushing up the death tally to 4,702.


Besides, the daily infection rate declined to 11.96 percent during the period as 1,282 new patients were detected after testing 10,723 samples.


Source: United News of Bangladesh




Young girl ‘gang raped’ in Jashore, 3 detained


A young girl has reportedly been gang-raped by three people in Abhaynagar upazila of Jashore on Saturday.


Police have taken three suspects into custody after the incident.


The detainees were identified as Hasan Ali, 26, son of Liakat Ali Biswas of Manirampur upazila, Habib, 28, son of Chan Mia and Farid, 22, son of Afil uddin Sheikh of Khulna’s Koyra upazila.


Tajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Abhaynagar Police Station, said the suspects waylaid the victim when she was going to her sister’s house at Guakhola in Noapara municipality in the morning with her two-year-old nephew.


Later, they took the girl to an abandoned place and raped her.


Locals rushed in and rescued the victim hearing her screams.


The victim then filed a case at Abhaynagar Police Station in the afternoon.


Police later conducted a drive in the area and detained three people in the afternoon.


Source: United News of Bangladesh