Muggers stabbed a man to death and injured two others in separate incidents in the capital's Kamrangirchar and Bangshal yesterday while snatching cash and mobile phone from the victims.
The deceased, newly-wed Shamsuddin Ajoy, 28, was a resident of Kamrangirchar. One of the injured was his younger brother Sazedul Islam Apu while another, Moinuddin, 23, hails from Siddique Bazar in Old Dhaka.
Quoting Apu, the deceased's friend Nabi Hossain told The Daily Star that the siblings fell victim to muggers on Monir Chairman Lane in Kamrangirchar around 2:30am while they were returning home on a bicycle.
The muggers stabbed them indiscriminately with knives leaving Ajoy dead on the spot.
Family of the deceased said the duo worked as video cameramen in the area and they were returning home after working at a programme in Lalbagh Shahid Nagar area.
The muggers took away their two mobile phones and the bicycle, they added.
The family also said that the deceased had no enmity with anyone. He got married only one month and four days back.
Kutubur Rahman, sub-inspector of Kamrangirchar Police Station, said they detained five persons in this connection. The bicycle, a cleaver and a knife was recovered from their possession.
Meanwhile in another incident at Bangshal, snatchers stabbed Moinuddin while he and his wife were riding on a rickshaw to Siddique Bazar around 6:30am.
The muggers took away money and two mobile phones from their possession. Moinuddin was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
No one was arrested in this connection, said Officer-in-Charge Abdul Quddus Fakir of Bangshal Police Station.