RMG worker shot dead
A garment worker was killed after unknown assailants opened fire on a group of his colleagues demonstrating for a pay rise at the capital's Merul Badda yesterday.
Mohammad Sohag, 22, a worker of Riviera Resources Ltd at Purba Rampura, was shot in the head around 3:00pm. He died in Dhaka Medical College Hospital seven hours later.
A passer-by, Shariful Islam, 27, was also injured in the shooting. With a gunshot in the right arm, the house painter was being treated in DMCH.
Shahidul Islam, an agitating garment worker, said several hundred workers from a number of garment factories at Purba Rampura were agitating for various demands including wage hike.
When they were heading towards Badda to collect more workers, around 30 armed men intercepted them and shot at them, he added. Three or four gunshots were heard, he said.
Badda police were trying to identify the shooters.
In another shooting, Md Atiqul Islam Siddik, managing director of Super Dyeing & Thread Super Accessories at South Badda, was wounded. He was admitted to DMCH. Three unknown men stormed his office in the area and fired at him around 3:00pm.
Badda police were looking into the shooting too.