Vol. 5 Num 295 Sat. March 26, 2005  

Robbers shoot housewife, loot valuables worth Tk 2 lakh

Robbers shot and injured a housewife and took away cash, ornaments and valuables worth about Tk 2 lakh from her house at Shyampur in the city yesterday.

Ashura Begum, 30, wife of fruit-seller Nannu Miah, was alone at her house at 44/3 Nabinchandra Goswamy Road under Shyampur police station when a gang of robbers rang the doorbell and got into the house during Juma prayers.

The robbers, around eight in number, took away Tk 30,000 in cash, gold ornaments and other valuables from the almira.

When the robbers were about to leave, Ashura shouted for help. Annoyed at her shout, the gang shot a round of bullet on her forehead and fled away from the spot.

She was rushed to a local clinic and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at 3:00pm. She was released after preliminary treatment at DMCH.

When contacted, Shyampur police said they did not know anything about the incident as of 6:45pm last night.