‘Worker dies after shot by ward commissioner’s nephew’

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A worker was shot dead by the nephew of a ward commissioner of the capital in Sialdi village of Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj on Monday, reports UNB.

The deceased is Obaidul Islam, 32, son of Munsar Ali of Bajradiakhata village of Chilmari upazila.

Additional police superintendent Mostafizur Rahman said after the incident the key accused Ismail Molla, and his uncle Shamim Molla, commissioner of ward No 26 of Tejgaon in the capital were on the run.

Pranbondhu, inspector of police Special Branch said Shamim Molla gave his personal pistol to his nephew Ismail on Monday night. Ismail and his wife were looking at it after taking it into their hands.

Ismail accidentally pressed the trigger which hit the worker on his throat leaving him severely injured.

Later, the victim succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Officer-in-charge of Sirajdikhan police station the body was sent morgue for autopsy.

They also arrested Ismail Molla's wife for interrogation, he said.

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