Armed muggers snatched away Tk 4.5 lakh, leaving a businessman injured at Dhulondi area on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Ghior upazila in the district on Wednesday night.
The injured businessman Anower Hossain (38), proprietor of ‘Bajaj Dream’, a selling centre of Motorbike, and his Manager Golam Sarower Shimul (38) are undergoing treatment at the 250-bed Manikganj Sadar Hospital.
Quoting the eyewitnesses, police said a gang of four armed muggers, boarded on two motorbikes, intercepted the businessmen when they were going to Manikganj district headquarter by a motorbike from his shop and snatched away the ‘Bag’ containing Tk 4.5 lakh.
The muggers injured the businessmen by stabbing when they tried to protect them. After looting, the criminals fled away from the scene soon.
Mohammad Rabiul Islam, the officer-in-charge of Ghior police station, said, “We have launched drives to arrest and recover the snatched money.” Police could not arrest any miscreant in this connection.