Youth shot dead in house in capital
Local miscreants shot dead a youth in his residence in the capital's Sher-e Bangla Nagar yesterday morning.The victim, Sazzad Hossain Swopan, 25, son of Sultan Mia of Sonargaon in Narayanganj, had been living with his family in an abandoned staff quarter of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
"Local miscreant Anik and others had been issuing death threat to my brother as he protested their illegal drug trading in the quarter. Anik along with other local goons came to his residence around 8:00am. Anik fired shots at his head leaving him dead instantly," alleged deceased sister Aklima Akter Swopna quoting his another brother, who witnessed the incident.
Earlier on November 24 last year, deceased's wife Bipasha Akhter lodged a general diary with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station accusing that Anik, Monir, Jhumu, Faruque, Chan and Komol threatened to kill her husband.
But sub-inspector Shamsur Rahman of the police station who prepared the inquest report told The Daily Star that Swopan was a drug peddler. The police official suspects that the victim's accomplices killed him over financial transaction.
The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Morgue for an autopsy. A murder case was filed with the police station.