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Bangladeshi shot dead in South Africa

  • Published at 03:22 pm April 26th, 2019
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File photo of dead Bangladeshi Courtesy

The victim was a cosmetics businessman in Lenasia

A Bangladeshi national has been gunned down by unidentified miscreants in South Africa. 

The incident occurred at Lenasia, a township under the Johannesburg metropolitan municipality area, on April 23. 

The deceased is Firoz alias Shimul, 30, son of Humayun Kabir, from Banail village in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail. 

According to the victim's family, Shimul had been running a cosmetics business in a rented shop in Lenasia for the past 10 years. On April 23, a group of miscreants shot him and stole around Tk6 lakh from him while he was going to a bank in a private car. Bystanders rushed him to a local hospital, where on-duty physician declared him dead on arrival. 

Shimul's body arrived at his home town on Friday morning, and he was laid to rest at his family gravyard around 10am, said the victim's elder brother Sabuj Mia, who is also an expatriate living in Saudi Arabia.

Another Bangladeshi businessman, Rezaul Karim, a resident of Haripur village of the Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni, was gunned down by unknown miscreants in his shop in Regents Park Estate, a suburb of Johannesburg in South Africa on Sunday afternoon.

Rezaul’s friend Nurul Alam, from South Africa, said that Rezaul with his brother-in-law Abul Hossain went to Johannesburg one year ago to run a food shop there.