According to the Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Department of Health, a record 123 dengue patients have been admitted to the hospital in the previous 24 hours till 8 am on Monday.
120 of them have been admitted in Dhaka and the remaining three have been admitted outside Dhaka. Aedes mosquito-borne dengue fever has infected 48 patients in different hospitals across the country. Among them, 480 are admitted in different hospitals of the capital and eight outside Dhaka, according to the control room. According to government reports, 1,602 people have been infected with dengue so far this year. On the other hand, after the treatment, 1,331 people returned home with discharge from the hospital. Among them, three deaths have been reported to the Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on suspicion of dengue.
An expatriate son-in-law named Shariful Islam (34) died mysteriously while visiting his father-in-law’s house in Abhaynagar, Jessore. Abhaynagar police recovered Abul Hossain’s body from his house at Shahinpara in Shankarpasha village of Sridharpur union of the upazila on Monday (July 26). The deceased Shariful Islam was working as a tile mechanic in a Malaysian company. He is the son of Hanif Moral of Samta village in Navaran Jamtala of Sharsha upazila.
Locals said Shilpi Begum, daughter of Abul Hossain of Shahinpara, was married to Shariful Islam, a Malaysian expatriate, son of Hanif Moral of Jamtala Samta village in Sharsha upazila. They now have a seven-year-old son named Siam. One day after Eid, Shariful came from his village to visit his father-in-law’s house. He died mysteriously on Monday morning. The incident of killing son-in-law Shariful and hanging himself has been arranged.
Shilpi Begum, wife of the deceased, told Kaler Kanth that her husband returned to the country on Eid holiday a week ago. After celebrating Eid at his village home, he came to visit Abhaynagar. They were in the house with their son Siam till about 2 am on the day of the incident. At one stage, when there was a quarrel between them over the money sent from abroad, the artist went to the verandah outside the house and fell asleep. He went home in the morning and saw Shariful’s body wrapped around his neck with a dabar and shouted. Later, with the help of other family members, the body was taken down and laid on the bed.
Kamrul Islam, brother of the deceased, said on his mobile phone that his brother Shariful was very calm. He claimed that his brother had been strangled to death after learning about Bhabi’s extramarital affair. He further said that a written complaint about the murder was lodged with the Abhaynagar police station but it was not taken up. They have bought the police station.
Abhaynagar Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) AKM Shamim Hasan said the body of a young man named Shariful Islam was recovered on the charge of committing suicide by hanging himself. The body has been sent to Jessore morgue for autopsy. The matter is being investigated. After receiving the autopsy report, it can be said whether it was murder or suicide.
The fire service has brought the fire of Gafur Tower adjacent to the National Press Club under control. Eleven units of the fire service worked on the spot to bring the fire under control.
The fire started at 6:08 pm on Monday (July 26). The fire was brought under control at 6:48 p.m.
Ershad Hossain, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters, said 11 units of the fire service brought the fire under control after receiving news of a fire on the sixth floor of Gafur Tower adjacent to the National Press Club. The extent of the initial damage is not yet known.
Earlier, a fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building around 6 pm on Monday. Until the last news was received at 6 pm, 11 units of the fire service worked to put out the fire and control it.