Tk 30 lakh snatched
Armed muggers shot and injured three people and took away around Tk 30 lakh in broad daylight in the capital's Kalyanpur yesterday.
The bullet-hit are Zakaria, 35, Shamsur Rahman, 45, and Akhter Hossain, 35.
They were going to a real estate company office on Panthapath by a private car after withdrawing the money from the Islami Bank's Darussalam branch, said Asif Iqbal, sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station.
Two more people, including Ansar member Billal Hossain, who were also in the car, suffered injuries from broken glasses when the muggers shot at the vehicle.
Shamsur, one of the injured and an official of the real estate company, said Zakaria was supposed to buy a flat from them with the money and they were going to the company's head office.
When the car reached near the BRTC bus depot, close to the Kalyanpur footbridge, around 1:00pm, three to four masked men started firing at the vehicle, witnesses said.
The muggers shot at the car several times and snatched a bag from the passengers, said Apurba Das, a cobbler who witnessed the incident from a footpath.
"At that time, the vehicles were moving slowly along the street due to the traffic jam," he added.
The muggers then ran towards their motorbikes, parked in front of a counter near the bus depot, and escaped the scene driving on the wrong side of the road, said another witness Mizanur Islam.
The victims were whisked off to nearby Ibn Sina Hospital and Diagnostic Centre. Later, they were shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Of the injured, Zakaria sustained bullet wounds in the right leg while Shamsur in the left leg and Akhter in both hands, hospital sources said.