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Bodies of 3 Jamalpur gamblers recovered from Jamuna

Published : Sunday, 29 November, 2020 at 6:51 PM  Count : 282

Bodies of 3 Jamalpur gamblers recovered from Jamuna

Bodies of 3 Jamalpur gamblers recovered from Jamuna

Police on Sunday recovered the bodies of three gamblers, who went missing in the River Jamuna in Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur following a clash among three groups on November 26.

The deceased were identified as Sanwar Hossain Sanu, 40, of Sarishabari, Hafizur Rahmna Khan, 45, of Gopalpur, and Fazal Mia, 40, of Bhuapur in Tangail.   

Two of the bodies were recovered from Bashuria Char area in Pingna union of Tarakandi while one from Govindapur Char in Arjuna union of Bhuapur in Tangail.

Local sources alleged that a char land in Char Bashuria under Pingna Union had turned into a centre of gambling for a long time where  around Tk 50 lakh used to be gambled from noon to midnight every day.

On November 26 evening, a clash took place among gamblers over establishing supremacy and sharing money, leaving at least 10 people injured while three went missing in the River Jamuna.

Meanwhile, two policemen of of Tarakandi police investigation centre in Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur district have been withdrawn over their involvement with gambling.

The withdrawn policemen --SI Yunus Ali, constable Monir Uddin-- were closed to the district police lines on Saturday, confirmed Sarishabari Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Abu Md Fazlul Karim.


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