A man was gunned down by some unidentified robbers at Durgapur Sarker bari area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, early Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Abul Sarker, 55, son of Halim Sarker, and a businessman.
Sheikh Rezaul Haque Dipu, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station, said a gang of robbers numbering 10-12 stormed the house of Abu Sarker breaking window grills and kept the inmates hostage on gun point.
Being obstructed by Abu Sarker, robbers opened fire on them, leaving him dead on the spot.
Later, they looted gold ornaments and money from the house.
The gang members also took away his licensed pistol.
On information, a team of police visited the spot and sent the body to Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy.
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