A youth was shot dead by robbers and another was injured in Keotchira village under Srinagar upazila of Munshiganj district early on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Babu, 27, son of Habibur Rahman of the village.
Locals and eyewitness said a gang of armed robbers numbering 8 to 10 had entered one Julhas Mridha’s house in the village at around 2.00am. They took the inmates hostage at gunpoint, looted Tk 46 thousand in cash and three tolas of gold ornaments.
Hearing screams of the family members, locals come forward and chased the robbers.
The fleeing bandits opened fire indiscriminately, leaving Babu and Sobuj injured.
They injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where Babu succumbed to his wounds later.