Citizens around the country expressed shock after news broke of two unethical businessmen shooting two bankers before fleeing the country.
"How can two rich businessmen, belonging to the most upstanding profession in the country, do something like this?" noted civil society member Azimur Khan said, adding that he had never thought businessmen of all people would be capable of such things.
"I expect such things from our politicians and law enforcement members. But businessmen?" He said, mouth wide-opening, eyes seemingly aghast.
The shooting made further news as it happened in the most elite part of the capital city, Gulishtan. "You expect something like this to happen in Rayrabazar or Chor Rosta. But here? Where 'we' live? I can't stay in this country anymore," Aziza Quari, who does something but we aren't sure what it is yet, said. She then immediately whipped out her passport and left her residence.
Meanwhile, the leader of the country stood in solidarity with the victims of the shooting, but said problematic things as usual. "It shows money cannot buy class," the leader declared, alluding to the time-old trope of equating poverty with crime.
Others were also quick to bring up the argument that white-collar crimes should always be treated differently. "We cannot go around arresting all the CIPs," a commentator quipped on a social media post about something not at all related to crimes.
Police are yet to trace the fugitives although everyone knows they chartered a flight to the country where they probably have connections the rest of us cannot fathom.
"We didn't even know you could take a helicopter out of the country," a police constable under the condition of anonymity said.