Robbery after tragedy
Robbers early yesterday looted the burial money for a Savar tragedy victim when the deceased's family was bringing the body home in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur district.
The body of Khadiza Begum, 30, wife of Yunus Ali of Taznagar village in the upazila, was recovered Friday afternoon, 10 days into the devastating collapse of Rana Plaza that killed more than 550 people.
She was a mother of two.
According to Khadiza's husband Yunus, the authorities concerned handed the body over to them in the afternoon. At the same time they gave him Tk 30,000 for Khadiza's burial, he added.
The very evening, the family hired a microbus and started for home.
"As we reached near Ershad bridge on Parbatipur-Badarganj road in Rangpur around 2:30am, a gang of robbers attacked our microbus and took away the money and five mobile phone sets from us," said Yunus.
The robbers also beat up all the people in the microbus, including the driver, mercilessly, as they tried to resist the robbery, he said.
The driver was hurt the most in the attack, added Yunus.
On information police rushed to the spot and sent the victims home hiring another microbus.