A woman was killed during an attempted mugging, when a covered van ran over her after she fell from a CNG run auto-rickshaw on Tuesday night in Manikganj.
She fell on the road while trying to save her bag from being mugged.
Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shivalaya Police Station said the dead was identified as Bedena Begum, 45, of Daktarkhana area in Shivalaya upazila. She was the wife of Sayed Ali, a tea-stall owner, with whom she had three children.
Sayed said that he and his wife were on their way back from his father-in-law's home on a CNG-run auto-rickshaw that had no door on either side. Around 8:00pm, when they were on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway, a private car came close to their vehicle and snatched Bedena's bag.
As Bedena tightly held on to her bag to keep it from being snatched, she fell on the road and the covered van ran over her, he said. She died on the spot.
The muggers quickly turned around and lost control of the car which fell into a ditch. Both of the hijackers were injured. Highway police first rescued them and took them to hospital. Bedena's bag and the private car were seized, said OC Mizanur.
The muggers are Masudur Rahman, 40, from Netrokona, and Nur Islam, 24, from Faridpur, said police.
Sayed Ali filed a case against the two on charges of killing and mugging with Shivalaya Police Station, said OC Mizanur, adding that Masudur and Nur were arrested.
The body of the victim was sent to hospital for autopsy, the OC said.