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Muggers snatch auto, cash in city

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Staff reporter Muggers snatched a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and Tk 1.75 lakh cash in separate places in the city on Saturday. The first incident took place near Jurain Rail Gate in Jatrabari area around 4am. A gang of muggers numbering three intercepted CNG-auto-rickshaw driver Abdur Rajjak, 35, stabbed him and fled the scene driving away his auto-rickshaw. Abdur Rajjak, a resident of Chowdhury Para in Malibagh area, was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. In another incident, a group of muggers numbering 7-8 swooped on three cloths traders - Aminul Islam, Sahin and Khaleque - near Taltala City Corporation Market in Khilgaon area and took them away at a silent place at gunpoint. The armed goons stabbed the left arm of Aminul and mercilessly beat the two others. Later, they snatched Tk 25,000 from Aminul and Tk 1.50 lakh from Shahin around 3:00 pm. Aminul was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.