Muggers stabbed two sales agents of distributors of bKash, a mobile money transfer service provider, and took away Tk 15 lakh from them in broad day light in Darogakhola area in the city yesterday.
Locals chased the gang and managed to catch one of the gang members along with the looted money and beat him up before handing him over to the police.
Injured sales agents Humayun Kabir and Wahiduzzaman are undergoing treatment at Madaripur Sadar Hospital.
Mofazzel Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station, said Humayun and Wahiduzzaman, two sales representatives of Promi Enterprise, an agent of bKash, were going to their Shibchar branch office by a rickshaw around 11:00am.
When they reached Darogakhola area, the gang waylaid the duo, stabbed them, snatched the money and fled the scene, the OC said.
Hearing scream, locals chased the gang and caught Monir, one of the gang members with the looted money, and beat him up.
On information, police rushed to the spot and detained Monir.