Savar: An old man was killed in an attack by robbers in Pashshim Lakuria area of Dhamrai in Dhaka district early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam, 65, a resident of the area.
Locals said a gang of armed robbers, numbering 10-12, stormed the house of Shahidul around 3.00am after breaking open its main gate and tried to loot valuables from the house.
As Shahidul resisted them, the hoodlums hit Shahidul in the head with shabol (homemade sharp weapon), leaving him dead on the spot.
Later, the robbers fled as locals rushed to the spot after hearing the scream of the victim’s family members.
Officer-in-charge of Dhamrai Police Station Firoz Talukdar said on information, they recovered the body and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Old man killed by robbers in Dhamrai