2 shot by extortionists
Two men sustained bullet injuries as armed extortionists spread bullets indiscriminately on them at a cellphone shop at Ashkona in the city yesterday.
Police said three extortionists entered the Prince Cable Network and Phone-Fax shop at about 12.00 noon and spread bullets instantly, leaving customer Jasim Uddin, 25, and pedestrian Mukta Mia, 65, injured.
Jasim was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while Mukta to Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
Police said Mukta was in front of the shop when the gang came to the scene by a motorbike and opened fire.
Relatives of Jasim said he came to the capital from Chandpur yesterday morning and was scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia at 4.00pm on the day.
Abu Taher, a salesman of the shop, told the correspondent at DMCH that the same extortionists shot dead one of the owners of the shop barely three months ago, as their demand of extortion was not met.
Dakkhin Khan police said no case was filed in this regard and no one arrested yet.