A postmaster was shot and robbed of Tk 5 million in Kalihati upazila of Tangail on Sunday afternoon.
The victim is Mojibor Rahman, the postman of Balla union post office of the upazila.
Mojibor withdrew Tk 5 million from the upazila post office and was returning to Balla post office by a bike, said Hassan al-Mamun, Kalihati police station officer-in-charge. Runner Rafiqul Islam was with him.
When, the OC added, they reached Tant Board area, three persons with a bike stopped them and fired on one of the legs of the postmaster and snatched the bag full of money.
Local people took the injured postman to Kalihati Upazila Health Complex and later transferred to Tangail General Hospital.
The hospital’s physician Shafiqul Islam said the bullet ripped through his bone.
He advised the authorities to take him to Dhaka for better treatment.
Tangail police superintendent Sanjit Kumar said following the incident, several teams of the police are working to arrest the robbers.