GOPALGANJ, Nov 25: Villagers beat one robber to death while another three were injured when the robbers were decamping from Shuktail village under Gopalganj Sadar upazila in the early hours of Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Rahim Sarder, 35, while the injured are Ulu Mollah, 40, of Khagail village under Gopalganj Sadar upazila, Sayeed Mollah, 44, of the same village and Shafiqul, 30, of Sonadanga in Khulna. On the other hand, three members of a family Babu Sheikh, his son Hayat Sheikh were beaten while a villager Golam Rasul was injured in robbers' bomb attack.
Md. Monirul Islam, assistant superintendent (ASP) of Gopalganj said a gang of robbers numbering 14-15 swooped on Babu Sheikh's house on Tuesday earlier. Hayat Sheikh, son of Babu Sheikh came out of the house while the robbers beat him mercilessly. Hearing Hayat's shouts his parents came out but the robbers beat them up also.
At one stage, neighbours and villagers chased the robbers and after catching four beat them leaving one dead and three others injured. The rest flew from the spot.
On information police went to the spot, recovered the body and sent it to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. The injured robbers were admitted to the same hospital. A case in this regard was under process, the officer added.