A man was killed as he tried to save a college girl from the hands of her kidnappers in Uttara last night.
The dead is Md Liton, 40, of sector-4 in Uttara. He was a security guard working in a nearby house.
Nisharul Arif, deputy commissioner (Uttara Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star that when the 17-year-old girl was returning home with her mother, some armed men on a private car intercepted their rickshaw around 11:15pm.
As locals rushed to the spot hearing the scream of the girl's mother, the kidnappers opened fire, hitting Liton in the stomach.
He was taken to Bangladesh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, Arif said.
The attackers took away the girl, he added.
Citing her mother, Arif said a boy from Kafrul on several occasions stalked the girl. The mother suspects that boy was behind the abduction.
Police were raiding different places in Uttara to rescue the girl and nab the culprits.