Bagerhat, Mar 19 (UNB) – Nine members of two families fell sick as an organised gang allegedly sedated them before looting their homes at Lakurtala village in Sharankhola upazila on Monday night.
The culprits made them lose consciousness mixing sleeping pills with their food and looted the houses of Alauddin alias Alo Khan and Ishak Talukder of the village, officer-in-charge of Sharankhola Police Station Dilip Kumar Sarkar said.
Finding none of the two families awake even after 10am, neighbours broke open the doors and found them lying unconscious, according to the locals.
The victims were admitted to Sharankhola Upazila Health Complex.
“The victims are out of danger now,” said Upazila Health and Family Planning officer Sheikh Sufian Rostam adding that they had regained consciousness.
Visiting the houses, victims’ relatives said criminals robbed cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth around TK 10 lakhs.
Chattogram, Mar 19 (UNB) – A boutique shop owner was found dead at Halishahar in the city on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Lucky Akter, 32.
SM Obaidul Haq, officer-in-charge of Halishahar Police Station, said being informed by local people, police recovered the body of Lucky, mother of four children, from near her boutique shop in the morning and sent it to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Lucky was killed sometime at night with a heavy weapon as her face was found smashed, said the OC.
Besides, the manager of her boutique shop went into hiding.