Govt employee shot dead in city

A government employee was gunned down in city’s Mohakhali area on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Siddiqur Rahman Dhali, son of Sadek Dhali of Basail village in Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj. He was a laboratory assistant at the Institute of Public Health.

A resident of Institute of Public Health Staff Quarters at Mohakhali, Siddiq Dhali was organising secretary of Sastha Bivagio Karmachari Samabay Samity.

Police, quoting witnesses, said three gunmen riding a motorbike fired at Siddiq while he was coming out of the mosque inside the Institute of Public Health complex after Asr prayer.

He was rushed to Ayesha Memorial Hospital at Arjatpara and then shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead at about 6:30pm.

The reason behind the killing could not be known immediately.

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