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Mugger beaten dead in capital

A mugger was beaten to death by a mob when he was trying to snatch Tk 1.30 lakh from a sales representative of bKash at Wari in the capital this morning. Police identified the victim as Rabin, 30. Rabin along with his two associates intercepted Fazlur Rahman, a bKash sales representative, on Bhazahari Shah Road around 11:30am. The muggers stabbed Fazlur and snatched Tk 1.30 lakh from him, Tapan Chandra Shah, officer-in-charge of Wari Police Station, told The Daily Star. Hearing screams, locals...

bKash offers cash back in Ramadan

The financial service provider bKash is offering 15 percent cash back to its customers at designated points of sales, the company said in a statement yesterday. The offer is available at the outlets of Aarong, Yellow, Cats Eye, O2, Kay Kraft, Anjan's and Monsoon Rain, according to the statement. Beginning from the first day of Ramadan, customers can avail the offer till the Eid-ul-Fitr day, the company said. Payment through bKash is free, and the customers will receive the eligible cash back...

Muggers stab 2 for Tk 30 lakh

Muggers snatched away Tk 30 lakh after stabbing two employees of an agent of bKash Ltd, a subsidiary of Brac Bank, in the capital’s Nawabganj this afternoon. Kazi Mainul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Hazaribagh Police Station, told The Daily Star that the incident took place around 4:00pm when some employees of the agent were going to deposit the money to the local branch of the bank. He added a gang of three to four muggers stabbed Jony and Any -- employees of...

Muggers in guise of detectives snatch Tk 28 lakh in Jhalakathi

Muggers in guise of detectives snatched away Tk 28 lakh from two staffers of bKash Ltd, a subsidiary of Brac Bank, in Jhalakathi this afternoon. The bKash employees on a motorbike were going to Kathalia upazila from the district headquarters around 3:30pm to distribute the money among local agents, said Halim Talukdar, a sub-inspector of Jhalakathi Police Station. A group of people identifying themselves as members of Detective Branch of police stopped them on their way in Chhottorkanda area in Sadar...

bKash agent shot, Tk 4 lakh mugged in capital

bKash agent shot, Tk 4 lakh mugged in capital

Muggers shot a sales representative of bKash and snatched Tk 4 lakhs at Rampura in the capital this noon. Victim Kazi Ramzan, 35, is undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. A group of armed muggers waylaid Ramzan when he was going to deposit around Tk 4 lakhs to a Brac Bank branch in...

bKash agents stabbed, mugged

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...

Criminals target bKash dealers?

Yet another agent of a mobile money transfer service provider was mugged Tk 20 lakh at gunpoint in the capital yesterday. Mohammad Gias Uddin is the latest victim of recent muggings apparently targeted at employees of bKash distributor company, Al-Jesun Resorts Ltd, who make daily trips between retailers and the bank to deposit money. Yesterday, Gias of Khilgaon was taking Tk 20 lakh collected from retailers to a bank branch in Motijheel on his motorcycle. When he was in Rajarbagh area,...

Tk 20 lakh snatched from bKash staff in capital

Tk 20 lakh snatched from bKash staff in capital

Muggers snatched Tk 20 lakh from a staff of bKash Ltd, a subsidiary of Brac Bank, at gunpoint in the capital’s Rajarbagh area this morning.     Victim Giasuddin, a distributor of bKash along with his nephew were going to deposit the money to a Brac Bank branch in Motijheel riding on a motorbike from Khilgaon. Three...


Mugging on the rise

MUGGING and snatching in broad daylight in the city have registered a sharp rise. Notably, the target of most of the recent incidents has been a particular money transfer agency, bKash, whose employees have been robbed as they were on their way to banks for depositing their collected money. From the style and timing of attacks on their prey, it appears the muggers are organized and have a strong network to keep tabs on the movement of their victims. In...

Muggers in action in city

In broad daylight, muggers in Bashabo and Turag in the capital yesterday stabbed two sales agents of distributors of bKash, a money transfer service provider, to rob Tk 16.5 lakh. They also shot another person who came forward to help. According to bKash officials, employees of its distributor collect money of transfers made by people via mobile phones and deposit the cash in banks. In Bashabo, three to four robbers armed with sharp weapons attacked Enamul Islam, 40, on Kadamtala Wasa...

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