A family who lost their settlement due to the erosion of the Matamuhuri River in Chakaria of Cox’s Bazar has taken shelter in the forest. At that time, they also behaved indecently towards a woman who was at home with native weapons.
The victim’s family lodged a written complaint with the Chakaria police station on Wednesday afternoon. 14 people have been accused in this. Earlier, the incident took place at noon on Tuesday in a reserved forest near Islamnagar Madrasa in Ward 8 of Kaiyarbil Union in the upazila.
Nesarul Haque, son of late Abul Hossain of the area, has lodged a complaint with the police station alleging that the Water Development Board had dug a canal in the Matamuhuri River between BMchar and Kairbil Union of the upazila about six years ago. Due to this, the house in the area was submerged in the river and the family was displaced. After that, he settled in Islamnagar Madrasa Para of Kairbil Union after purchasing 20 percent of the forest land from some people for Tk 210,000 through a non-judicial stamp contract. But a group of extortionists led by Manik and Khalil, the two sons of local headman Ali Ahmed, demanded Rs 5 lakh from Nesarul Haque. Manik and Khalil led armed attacks, violence and looting on Tuesday afternoon.
The plaintiff further claimed that at the time of the incident, they ransacked the house and looted Rs 2 lakh in cash and at least 5 gold ornaments. At least lakhs of rupees were lost in the vandalism and they also behaved indecently with the women living in the manless house.
Chakaria police sub-inspector (SI) investigating the allegations. Golam Sarwar said, I have received such a written complaint. Further legal action will be taken against those involved in the incident after going to the spot and investigating.
Border Guard Bangladesh BGB members recovered 26 mobile phones while being smuggled to India through Birampur border area of Dinajpur. However, they could not arrest anyone in this case.
The mobiles were recovered in the border area of Upazila South Damodarpur on Wednesday (April 21) at noon. BGB’s Ghasuria camp commander Naib Subedar Hannan confirmed the matter to Kaler Kantha on his mobile phone.
Camp Commander Hannan said two youths were carrying the mobile phones in a bag for smuggling to India within 20 yards of Bangladesh near the 289/4S pillar on the South Damodarpur border on Wednesday afternoon. When the BGB members told them to stop, they left the bag and fled. The bag was later searched and 8 different models of toss and 18 button mobile phones were recovered.
20 Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel Md. Rafiqul Islam told Kaler Kanth that the Border Guard BGB is the internal guard of the border. All smuggling including drugs will be prevented.
Meanwhile, a child named Hossain (4) drowned at Sanandabari Charmadar village in Char Amkhawa union of Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur.
The incident took place under Master Para Bridge from Sanandabari Charmadar of Dewanganj Upazila around 11am on Wednesday. Hossain said the same village. Son of Rabiul Alam.
The locals rescued Hussain from a pond near his house and took him to Sanandabari Sub-Health Center. The doctor on duty there declared him dead.
Zohar Hossain Khan, in-charge of the local Sanandabari police investigation center, said, “I was at Jamalpur Sadar on official business.” Only Aslam has not been informed about this yet.