A businessman was shot dead in broad daylight allegedly by a group of unidentified criminals in Bijoypur area of Natore’s Lalpur upazila yesterday.
The dead is Alok Bagchi, 50, of Gopalpur municipality in Lalpur.
Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Lalpur Police Station, said a local van puller found Alok with bullet wounds around 3:00pm. He immediately took Alok to a local clinic. Later, doctors sent Alok to Lalpur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
The reason behind Alok’s murder could not be known immediately, said the OC.
Akramul Islam, additional superintendent of Natore police, said the criminals snatched Alok’s motorbike after killing him.
Police are trying to detain the culprits, he added.
The victim’s nephew Tanmoy Kumar demanded immediate arrest of his uncle’s killers.
No case was lodged in this connection till 9:15pm yesterday.