Businessman saves Tk 42 lakh from muggers in Dhaka
Businessman Mamun was going to Paltan from Islampur in Dhaka by rickshaw with Tk 42 lakh inside a school bag this evening.
When Mamun, a clothe trader, reached near Gulistan intersection around 4:15pm, three muggers, riding two motorbikes from opposite direction, stopped his rickshaw, said Abul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station.
One of them, sitting on a motorbike, stanched the bag and tried to flee. However, Mamun got down from the rickshaw quickly and kicked backside of the bike, the police official said.
Then, the bike fell down on the ground, but the muggers got desperate to flee the spot with the bag. But people managed to catch Faruk, who was carrying the bag.
Later, police arrested the mugger named Faruk while other muggers managed to flee.
The mugging incident took place in the city barely a day after criminals with a car attempted to snatch handbag of one, Helena Begum, in Dhanmondi area, eventually crushing her under the wheels of the car.
Besides, a six-month-old baby fell off his mother's lap and died when some muggers tried to snatch her purse off a moving rickshaw in Dhaka's Doyaganj area on December 18 last year.
One Rajib, 20, a drug addict, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Earlier, a physician at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Farhad Alam died falling from a rickshaw after muggers on a motorcycle pulled his bag on November 29 last year.