Elderly man dies after alleged robbery at Chawkbazar home

The robbers tied the septuagenarian's hands and feet before making off with all the gold ornaments and jewellery in the house

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 18 Nov 2022, 07:45 AM
Updated : 18 Nov 2022, 07:45 AM

An elderly man has allegedly been killed by robbers after a home invasion in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar.

Relatives found the victim, identified as 78-year-old Mansur Ahmed, with his hands and feet tied inside his home on the second floor of a six-storey building in the early hours of Friday. He was subsequently rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, according to Mansur's son Sarwar Ahmed.

The family owns the building in Khaje Dewan Road, where Mansur and his children lived, said Sarwar.

Sarwar and other members of the family went to attend a wedding ceremony in the neighbourhood on Thursday, but Mansur stayed at home as he was feeling unwell.

After returning home, they found that the door to Mansur's flat was locked. They later broke the lock and entered the house, only to find a bloodied Mansur lying on the floor, according to the family.

Everything from cupboards, showcases and a locker at the home was ransacked. Sarwar alleged that the robbers injected his father with some substance before looting the house. He later died from a fatal blow to the head, according to him.

A handsome amount of cash was stored in the house, said Sarwar. But he could not provide the exact amount.

All of the gold jewellery belonging to various family members were looted, he added.

Police are working to collect the CCTV footage from the building while waiting for the autopsy report, said Abdul Qayum, chief of Chawkbazar Police Station.

Mansur, who was the president of the local Baitun Noor Jaame Mosque, leaves behind his four children.

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