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University professor shot in city

Update : 07 May 2015, 08:05 PM

A university professor was mugged and shot by unidentified miscreants in the capital’s Mohammadpur area in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

Parimol Kanti Biswas, professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, was shot in front of Dhaka Residential Model School and College around 1pm. Tk7.7 lakh was snatched from him at that time, said Officer in-Charge of Mohammadpur police station Azizul Haque.

Vice-chancellor of the university Mohammad Shadat Ulla said the mugging happened when Parimol was returning from the Mohammadpur post office after receiving the money.

Mohammadpur police inspector (investigation) Jaan-e-Alam said the professor carried the money in a paper bag and took a rickshaw to the university.

When the rickshaw reached near the college, three miscreants on a motorbike shot him in the leg and fled towards the Tajmahal Road with the money, said the police official.

Critically injured, professor Parimol was taken to Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital.

Inspector Jaan-e-Alam said they had talked to the victim and visited the scene but the miscreants could not be identified yet.

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