Criminals gun down trader
Criminals gunned down a trader and snatched Tk 1 lakh from his possession at Natun Sahapur in Keraniganj yesterday.
The victim Osman Gani Swapan, 40, was a hardware trader at Ruhitpur Bazar in the area.
Relatives of the deceased said armed criminals intercepted Osman's motorbike at Sahapur while he was returning home in the area after closing shop around 8:00pm.
His minor son Jewel, however, managed to escape the scene.
Locals rushed Osman immediately to Mitford hospital with injury at the chest but the doctors declared him dead.
Officer-in-charge Asaduzzaman of Keraniganj police station said a gang of four to five in a microbus stopped Osman, shot at his chest, snatched the money and left the scene.
Jewel said the incident might have taken place over a land dispute with his cousins.