Extortionist shoot worker
An extortionist shot and injured a construction worker at Mirpur-11 in the capital, as he failed to realise toll from his contractor.
Rabiul Islam, 25, was shot in the left arm. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Abdul Rashid, building contractor, said a man had demanded Tk 5 lakh over the cell-phone about seven months ago, but he had refused to pay.
Yesterday, one youth, who could not be identified, shot Rabiul around 7:30am, when he was working at the construction site. Before the shooting, he left a letter with guard Mozzaffur Hossain.
One Pathan, in the letter, gave his name and phone number and demanded Tk 10 lakh from Rashid. The contractor was told to call at that phone number.
Rashid lodged a case with Pallabi Police Station in this connection.
He said a man called him around 11:00am and threatened to kill him for informing police.
Abdur Rahman, sub-inspector of the police station, said one suspect had been detained in this regard.