A seven-month-old boy died after falling from a moving rickshaw during a mugging attempt in Dhaka's Doyaganj area early Monday.
Arafat, son of Shah Alam Gazi from Shariatpur district, was on his mother Aklima Begum's lap when the incident took place. He fell when the muggers tried to snatch his mother's handbag.
Family sources said Aklima and her son were on their way to Shanir Akhra on a rickshaw from Sadarghat area. When they reached Doyaganj, a group of muggers tried to snatch Aklima's handbag which led to Arafat falling from vehicle.
The critically injured child was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where duty doctors declared him dead.
DMCH police outpost Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia has confirmed the incident and said the boy's body has been kept in the hospital's morgue.
Jatrabari police station's OC Aminul Islam said: "We have talked to Arafat's family at DMCH and have already started conducting a raid to catch the perpetrators."
The article was first published on Bangla Tribune