Crime & Justice

Man shot dead trying to save neighbour

A man was shot dead when he tried to stop robbers from breaking into his neighbour's house in Savar's Ashulia around 3:00am yesterday.

The dead is Mofizul Mollah, 32, a readymade garment worker, said police.

Robbers tried to break into one Shakil Munshi's house in Ashulia's Kathgora Nayapara area, said locals.

"We started screaming for help when the robbers started cutting our grille. Mofizul responded to our call and got out of his home. He even caught one of the robbers but then we heard gunshots," said Shakil.

Robbers shot Mofizul and fled the scene immediately. He was rushed to Centre for Woman and Child Health in Savar where doctors declared him dead, said Mohammad Ali, member of local union parishad, quoting witnesses.

Harun-or-Rashid, manager (operation) of the hospital, said the man was brought dead to the hospital with multiple bullet wounds.

SM Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station, said, "A man was shot dead but we cannot yet confirm whether it was during a robbery incident... We are investigating the matter."

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