Extortionists shot dead farmer, injure 6 others in Comilla

Extortionists shot dead farmer, injure 6 others in Comilla

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A farmer was killed and six people sustained bullet wounds as extortionists opened fire during extortion in Daudkandi upazila on Sunday evening.
The deceased was identified as M Ishque Miah, 60, son of late Lal Miah of Krishnapur village in the upazila.
Locals said Jubo League leaders Monir and Al-Amin have long been extorting money from sand-laden trawlers at Krishnapur in the Gomti River.On Sunday evening, they went to the trawler owned By Ratan Miah of the village and demanded a big amount of money as toll.
As the trawler inmates refused to pay them toll, the hoodlums opened fire indiscriminately, leaving six people, including trawler owner Ratan, Ishque and his son Abdul Kalam, injured.
Ishaque and his son were taken to local Gouripur Hospital where doctors declared the former dead around 7:30pm.
Ishaque and his son were working at a cucumber field when they sustained the bullet wounds.
The rest of the injured were sent to Dhaka.
Officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Model Police Station Salam Miah confirmed the incident. – UNB

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