A gang of muggers took away around Tk5 lakh from a businessman in the capital’s Demra area yesterday.
The victim is Khandakar Hafizur Rahman, 34, owner of Tuhin Enterprise, and a resident of Matuail Mazar area.
The gang of 10-12 muggers attacked the victim when he was going to his business centre in Mazar road area, and took away a bag containing around Tk4.75 lakh after beating him up around 12:00pm, according to Hafizur.
“The muggers attacked me when I was going to my business centre on Hazi Badmah Mia road in Matuail area of Demra after collecting from some of my customers,” he said.
“Some local youths used to follow me for the last 15 days as I refused to pay them Tk5 lakh as extortion,” he added.
On information, his family members took to a local hospital. Later, he was shifted to Dhaka Medical Collage and Hospital around 2:00pm.
Demra Police Station Sub-Inspector Shah Alam said they had not received any complain about the attack and robbery.
“Actions will be taken after receiving complaint,” he said.