Vol. 4 Num 293 Wed. March 24, 2004  
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Carjackers shot doctor in Uttara

Carjackers shot a doctor and made off with his car from his home at Uttara early yesterday.

Dr Kazi Mazharul Islam Dolan, 37, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital, with a bullet in his chest is now undergoing treatment at the post-operative unit of Chest Diseases Hospital in Mohakhali.

When Dr Islam took his car (Dhaka Metro Ga-17-0816) out of the house to wash at around 7:15am, a gang of hoodlums came along and demanded that he hand over the key. Refused, the gang scuffled with the doctor to snatch the key and, at one stage, shot thrice at him. As Islam collapsed, they took the key from his pocket and went away with his Toyota Corolla SE Saloon that he bought just three days back.

The victim's younger brother rushed him to the Chest Diseases hospital, where his condition is still critical, said Dr Sadek Islam, an acquaintance, while briefing newsmen on the incident.

Uttara police were aware of the incident, but no case was filed till 7:30pm.

Meanwhile, Mirpur police recovered the car parked inside a government office at Paikpara at around 5:30pm.

Rapid Action Team (Rat) arrested five people in this connection from different parts of the city yesterday.