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Monday, March 9, 2015, Falgun 25, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 17, 1436 Hijr

Two more arson victims die
Published : Monday, 9 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 25

Staff Correspondent
At least two people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus at Joypurhat district while a small trader succumbed to his injuries at DMCH on Sunday on the first day of 72-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown) enforced by the BNP-led-20 party alliance.
Sunday was the 62nd day of non-stop blockade that claimed lives of at least 85 innocent people who were killed in arson and bomb attacks since the non-stop nationwide blockade enforced by the BNP-led-20 party alliance since January 6.
Meanwhile, a huge traffic jam was noticed on main thoroughfares of the capital including on the streets of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue and Farmgate.
A small trader, who suffered burn injuries from a petrol bomb attack, allegedly by hartal supporters in February, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Suvash Shom, 56, succumbed to his injuries at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of DMCH at around 12pm, said inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of the hospital's police outpost.
Eight people, including Shom, were injured when picketers hurled bombs at a minibus in Tiger Pass area of Chittagong city in the early hours of February 19.
Shom was shifted to the DMCH from Chittagong Medical College Hospital with 25 percent burn injuries on the same day.
Alleged picketers torched two buses in Nikunjo and New Market areas of Dhaka on the first day of 72-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown) on Sunday. Locals and police doused the flames and none was hurt in fire incident.
Police detained eight activists of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir in separate crackdowns in Dhaka.
In another incident, staff found a table and portions of the office door were burnt at Jatiya Chhatra Samaj, student body of the main opposition of Jatiya Party (JP), office in Karail.
Leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami carried out violence from a procession at Paltan in the capital on Sunday. Witnesses said Jamaat men blasted six bombs and vandalized three vehicles at 10:30am creating panic in the area.
Our Joypurhat correspondent said; A man was killed during a bomb attack on a bus by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists at Karimpur in Khetlal upazila on Sunday.
 The deceased was identified as Ujjal, 40. Officer-in-charge of Khetlal Police Station Monir Hossain said a group six Shibir men on motorbikes hurled a bomb at the bus in the afternoon.
 Ujjal who was travelling on the roof of the bus jumped off after being seeing panicked passengers, causing serious injuries to his head.
 He was whisked off to Khetlal Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
 Meanwhile, locals caught three of the Shibir men from the spot while three others at Nischinta intersection while fleeing.
 Later, the angry mob gave them a tremendous thrashing before handing them over to police. They also set a motorcycle of the Shibir men on fire.
 Four petrol bombs and a home-made bombs were also recovered from the possession.
 The arrested Shibir men -- Imon, Abdul Khaleque, Sanaur Rahman, Nur Alam, Asadullah and Sohel -- were taken to the health complex under police custody.
Our Bhola correspondent added that three sisters were injured as a crude bomb went off at Charjongla area in sadar upazila early Sunday.
The incident occurred when Jannat, 12, Sufia, 7 and Fatema, 5-three daughters of Mostafa Kamal of the area, were playing with an object wrapped with red scotch tap presuming it a ball. Earlier,
 they found the two ball-like objects near a pond in an abandoned condition.  The injured were rushed to sadar hospital.  On information, police recovered the other bomb from their house.
Our Chapainawabganj correspondent added;Two employees of a land office sustained injuries as miscreants hurled a bomb at the land office at court area in sadar upazila on Saturday night.
Police said a group of miscreants coming on a motorbike hurled a bomb on the land office at around 9 pm, leaving Shahidul and Karim injured. They were given first aid.
Our Munshiganj correspondent added; Miscreants set a land office in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj district early Sunday.
Sheikh Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sreenagar Police Station, said miscreants set fire to the land office some time at night that burnt down some valuable documents.

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