Gazipur factory fire: Russell sacrifices life to save others
SREEPUR, GAZIPUR, July 4: Tuesday was Russell's day-off, and he was staying at home. Though his wife forbade him to go out, he did not listen to her. He rushed to save his workplace and workers when he heard about fire. An hour later, his wife Morsheda Akhter got his death news.
Deceased Russell was the eldest son of Alauddin of Haripur Village in Gafargaon Upazila of Mymensingh District. He had been working as a security guard in Auto Spinning Mills for the last five years. Though he worked for the security of the factory, he could not save himself.
Russell has a 14-year-old mentally challenged daughter, Ratna. He had a great affection to her. With wife and daughter, his life was going on smoothly.
Admin Officer of the factory Nurjahan Begum said, Russell entered the production unit when it caught fire and tried to rescue the workers. But, he was stuck in fire and took shelter in toilet. Hearing his scream, he was rescued by breaking the wall of toilet.
He was taken to hospital but doctors declared him dead.
She also said, if Russell thought about himself, he would never rush to the spot. But he did not avoid his humanitarian responsibility and tried to save others' lives till his death.
JASHORE, July 4: A local court here on Wednesday noon sentenced two persons to death and fined each Tk 20,000 for killing a minor boy in 2001.
Judge of Special Judge's Court Mohammad Faruk Hossen handed down the verdict against Sabedul, son of Andaullah Aziz, and Abdul Hakim, son of Abdul Mazid of Ghoragachha Village in Jashore Sadar Upazila.
At the same time, the court acquitted Idris Ali, son of Daud Morol, and Iqbal Hossen, son of Khora Kashem of the same village, of the charges.
As per the case, the victim Imran's mother Kohinoor Begum married one of the convicts Sabedul after her divorce with her first husband. During altercations with Kohinoor very often since the marriage, Sabedul used to threaten her of killing Imran.
Considering the safety of her son, Kohinoor divorced Sabedul, which angered him.
On April 24, 2001, Imran went missing after going out of home for play. Relatives searched for him. At one stage, police recovered the body beside a betel leaf orchard.
Imran's maternal grandfather Hayat Ali Mollik filed a murder case accusing Sabedul, Abdul Hakim, Idris Ali and Iqbal Hossen with Kotwali Police Station.
Meanwhile, Sabedul is absconding.