Businessman shot in city

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A group of alleged muggers shot a businessman and snatched Tk 8,500 from him in Bangshal area of the capital Sunday midnight.

The victim is named as Shukkur Ali, 44, who hails from Homna Upazila in Cumilla.  He is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

Shukkur Ali said three muggers intercepted him in front of Star Bakery when he was returning home by rickshaw after ending his business work and started beating up the rickshaw-puller.

Later, they took away Tk 8,500 and snatched a gold chain from Shukkur Ali’s neck. When the ‘criminals’ were fleeing the scene, Shukkur Ali tried to catch one of them, but another one shot him and they all escaped on a motorcycle. He managed to go to hospital by himself.

BM Shahin Fakir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bangshal Police Station, said the ‘goons’ shot him in the left chest.