Police recovered the body of a security guard of shops in Dhaka's Bhasantek area yesterday morning after thieves took away some goods from a shop.
The body of Sujon Mia (40), was found in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar with head injury and a scarf around his neck, police said. Police suspected that unidentified thieves killed him as he tried to resist them from looting the shops, and dumped the body in the area.
"Primarily we came to know that Sujan tried to resist when a group of thieves went to steal from the shops in Bhasantek. At one stage, they hit him in the head and took him to their vehicle," said Zahirul Islam, a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.
Police rushed him to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bhasantek Police Station, said Sujan used to work as a guard at some shops. Thieves took away some batteries, unlocking one of the shops around 3:30am. "A neighbour said he saw Sujan discharging duty there before the incident happened. We are suspecting that thieves killed him," he said.