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12:00 AM, May 17, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 AM, May 17, 2021

Guard found dead in capital’s Sher- e-Bangla Nagar

Cops suspect thieves strangled him as he tried to resist them

Police recovered the body of a security guard of shops in Dhaka's Bhasantek area yesterday morning after thieves took away some goods from a shop.

The body of Sujon Mia (40), was found in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar with head injury and a scarf around his neck, police said. Police suspected that unidentified thieves killed him as he tried to resist them from looting the shops, and dumped the body in the area.

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"Primarily we came to know that Sujan tried to resist when a group of thieves went to steal from the shops in Bhasantek. At one stage, they hit him in the head and took him to their vehicle," said Zahirul Islam, a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

Police rushed him to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bhasantek Police Station, said Sujan used to work as a guard at some shops. Thieves took away some batteries, unlocking one of the shops around 3:30am. "A neighbour said he saw Sujan discharging duty there before the incident happened. We are suspecting that thieves killed him," he said.

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