Moniruzzaman Masum, the victim, is currently receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He received his master’s degree from the Institute of Social Welfare and Research in Dhaka University in 2012.
DU Acting Proctor Amzad Ali said: “Masum, accompanied by a friend, was going to a travel agency with their passports. They were halted by six unidentified men on the road who demanded the bag containing the passport and other valuables.
“When Masum refused to hand over the bag, the muggers shot him in the leg.”
Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Shahbag police station, said: “Security has been stepped up at the campus after the incident. Police is trying to track down out the muggers.”