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Gambler drowns trying to flee from police

  • Published at 01:57 am September 27th, 2019
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The deceased is Mojnu Mia, 45 of Boro Bazar village in Chuwandanga

A suspected gambler has drowned in Beraid pond of Badda in Dhaka on Thursday early morning while trying to escape from police. 

The deceased is Mojnu Mia, 45 of Boro Bazar village in Chuwandanga.

MdYeasinGazi, inspector (Operation) of Badda police station said: “After receiving a tip about some people playing cards and gambling in Beraid area, we sent some of our men over there on Wednesday afternoon.

“When they saw the car, the gamblers ran and jumped in the pond beside Fotik garments to get on the other side. Although others were successful in crossing, Monju could not be found.” he added.

Later that day, police searched the pond, but did not find his body. 

However, his body was seen floating on the river yesterday morning. Police recovered it and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for autopsy, the inspector said. 

Mojnu was a driver of Fotik garments in Badda.