ASA official shot
A gang of criminals sprayed an NGO office with bullets at North Moisundi under Sutrapur in the city in broad daylight yesterday, leaving its manager injured.
The victim was identified as Abdul Halim, 40, a manager of the North Moisundi branch of Association of Social Advancement (ASA), an NGO.
The manager was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) with bullet injuries to his chest, abdomen and hand.
Police and the victim could not ascertain the cause behind the gun attack.
Halim told reporters at DMCH that a gang of three criminals entered his office around 2:00pm, carried out the gun attack and fled the spot.
At lunchtime, a youth entered the ground floor of the two-storey NGO office when he and his colleague Abdul Awal were there, the manager added.
The stranger then asked for a glass of drinking water and Awal went to another room leaving him (Halim) alone to fetch water, he said, adding that taking the chance, two other criminals entered the office room and shot at him.
Hearing the gunshots, his colleagues thronged the spot while the attackers managed to escape the scene, Awal said.
Senior Assistant Commissioner (AC) SM Murad Ali of DMP Demra Zone said as the victim was undergoing treatment and unable to speak after undergoing a major surgical operation, police could not ascertain whether the criminals came to commit a robbery or had previous enmity with the victim.