Picnic boat robbed, 10 people injured

Armed robbers stabbed 10 co-travellers and took away cash, cell-phone sets and other valuables from the Meghna River in Narayanganj while a boat carrying 80/85 participants of a picnic party was returning from Chandpur on Monday night.

Of them, Hridoy, 16, Babu, 28, and Jafar, 28, all hailing from Narayanganj district, were first treated at Munshiganj General Hospital and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital the same night.

“A gang of 5/6 robbers on a boat stopped our boat in Sambhupura area of Narayanganj and began to stab the people on board indiscriminately to create panic,” said Mithu, one of the organisers of the picnic party.

“They robbed Tk 1.5 lakh and 80/85 mobile sets from us and fled the scene with the booty, he said.

After returning to their destination, the organisers of party held boatman Safiuddin and handed him over to the police.

Daily star

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