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Taiwanese couple attacked in Uttara

Update : 06 Nov 2015, 12:15 PM

A Taiwanese couple, who has a business firm in Gazipur, sustained severe injuries when their former employees attacked them.

They are--Wang Ming Chi, 54, and his wife Li Li Hwa, 50.

Wang Ming Chi is the managing director of a PVC door and ceiling factory called Xin Xing Yang International Company Limited while his wife is a director in the factory located in Gazipur's Gachha area.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner Muntasirul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune: “The incident took place around 1:30am Friday. The criminals beat the couple up with stick, leaving them injured.

“Later, the victims were admitted to Apollo Hospital.”

The attackers also looted Tk 600,000 from their house, added the police official.

Earlier, the police and the driver of the couple said that they were hacked with sharp weapons.

While addressing a media briefing, Bidhan Tripura, deputy commissioner (Uttara Division), said: “Three people took part in the robbery mission. Of them, one is the couple's present employee while two others are former employees.

“They knew that the foreigner couple had collected Tk 600,000 from a bank at Uttara and kept at their residence. The criminals entered the house after opening the door lock with a duplicate key and made away with the amount after injuring the duo.”

“The police have already arrested one Jahangir form Gazipur for his involvement with the attack. We are trying to capture two other attackers,” added the police official.

The Taiwanese couple has been living in Bangladesh for the last 10 years.

The incident comes at a time when police are still investigating the recent murders of two foreigners.

Read More: Another foreigner murdered*Italian citizen shot dead in Dhaka

Earlier on September 28, an Italian aid worker was shot dead by assailants in the diplomatic area of Dhaka while four days later a Japanese national was killed in Rangpur.

The IS owned up to both the killings, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi postings online.

The police said Friday's incident has no link with the foreigner killings.

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