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Friday, 29 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Three persons, including a minor girl, were killed and three others met unnatural deaths in different parts of the capital in a span of 18 hours on Wednesday.

In Pallabi, a six-year-old schoolgirl, who was missing since Tuesday afternoon, was found dead in a cattle shed near her residence at Pallabi in Mirpur on Wednesday.

Priti Rani Sarkar, daughter of Pradip Kumar Sarkar and a class II student of Mirpur Cantonment Academy School, went missing after she returned home from her school on Tuesday afternoon. Sohel, a cowboy of the neighbouring area, found Priti lying on the ground in the cattle shed at around 6:00am when he went there to bring out the cows.

A team of Pallabi police, after receiving information, recovered the body and sent it to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for post-mortem. Police said the body had multiple marks of injuries. The family members of the victim alleged that assailant might have strangled Priti and dumped the body there.

The reason behind the killing could not be ascertained. A case was filed with the Pallabi police station in this connection. A team of Badda police, led by sub-inspector Anisur Rahman, recovered the bloodstained body of an unidentified young woman, aged about 20, from Altaf Nagar at the corner of Eastern Housing at around 10:30am on Wednesday.

Police said that the victim was clad in black salowar and red kamiz, and her dopatta was tied around her throat. The body was sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for autopsy. A case was lodged with the Badda police station in this connection.

Motijheel police recovered the lower portion of an unidentified man of about 35 years of age, wearing black trousers, in a sack near the Indrapuri Rail Gate under Motijheel police station at around 11:30am. The Shabujbagh police recovered the upper portion of the same body from a building that is under construction at 59/2/A/1, Kadamtala in Basabo at around 11:00am.

The police sent the body to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for post-mortem, and as complainants filed a murder case in this connection. In Khilgaon, the railway police recovered the body of an unidentified man from Khilgaon Rail Crossing soon after he was hit by a running train and killed on the spot at around 1:00pm.

Police said the victim, aged about 35, and was wearing a check lungi and white punjabi. The body was sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for autopsy. A case was lodged with GRP police station in this connection. A team of the Tejgaon Industrial Area police recovered the body of a rickshaw-puller from his residence at 36/3, North Begunbari in Tejgaon. The police, quoting family members of the victim — Mahbub, 25, son of Rashid Mia — said that he had committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan after his wife went to a garment factory for night duty at around 8:00pm.

Modhu Bala, wife of the victim, came home after finishing work and finding that the door was closed from inside, peered through a window and saw that her husband was hanging from a ceiling fan. On receiving information, the police broke the door, recovered the body and sent it to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for post-mortem. An unnatural death case was filed in this connection.

The police recovered the body of a heroin addict after he died near the dustbin in Nilkhet area at around 1:00pm. The police, quoting local people, said the victim was known as a heroin addict and he died due to overdose of the drug. They sent the body to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's morgue for post-mortem. An unnatural death case was filed with the New Market police station in this connection.

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