An expatriate’s house was robbed in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur. On Wednesday night, robbers took a mobile phone with 20 pieces of gold ornaments and American dollars equivalent to Tk 10 lakh hostage to the people of the house.
On the same night, robbers took one lakh taka along with 3 pieces of gold ornaments from the house of a school teacher in Chumurdi Union of the upazila.
It is known that a group of robbers attacked the house of Maldivian expatriate Babul Sheikh in Makrampatti village of Gharua union of Bhanga upazila around 2 am. The robbers entered the building by breaking the window grills and took everyone hostage at gunpoint. After that, they looted US dollars worth Tk 10 lakh in cash, 23 pieces of gold ornaments and a mobile phone.
Babul Sheikh said, ‘I was sleeping at home. Suddenly, a group of masked robbers flashed torch lights on my face. I thought Azrael had come before me to charm my soul. I then continued reciting Surah Fateha and Durood Sharif of the Quran. Later my wife woke up after realizing. Then the robbers hit him with a knife and took the key. Then they broke the iron cupboard and left with about 20 pieces of gold ornaments and cash equivalent to Tk 10 lakh in US dollars and 1 mobile phone. When my younger brother’s wife, who was in the next room, told the villagers on her mobile phone, they came and chased the robbers.
Mentioning that the case is being prepared in this regard, Babul Sheikh said, “After the incident, he reported the matter to the police several times, but no one went to the spot.”
On the other hand, a robbery took place at the house of Shahidul Islam Shaheed Master, a school teacher in Purvasadarddi village of Chumurdi Union. It is known that a group of masked robbers first broke the iron gate and wooden door of the house and entered the house.
Shahid said, “The robbers tied our hands and feet and robbed us of one lakh taka in cash and 3 bags of gold ornaments.” He also said that he did not report the incident to the police station.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mamunur Rashid of Bhanga Police Station or any other responsible officer did not agree to speak in this regard.