Armed robbers looted gold ornaments worth about Tk 50 lakh from a jewellery shop in broad daylight after hacking its proprietor at Jamadar Bazar in Sonagazi Upazila of Feni on Sunday.
The seriously injured Arjun Chandra Bahadur, proprietor of ‘Arjun Jewellers,’ was undergoing treatment at Feni 250-Bed General Hospital.
They blasted a number of cocktails, aiming to create panic among people, and held the proprietor hostage at gunpoint.
As he shouted for help, the criminals hacked him. Then, they looted the gold ornaments, said a relative of the victim.
Eyewitness Abdul Jalil said six men came on two motorcycles and entered the shop.
"We rushed to the spot after getting the information. We are trying to trace the criminals for arrest," said Officer-in-Charge of Sonagazi Police Station Khaled Hossain.