Miscreants gouged eyes of a youth and snatched valuables from him at Jurain area of Shyampur in the city on Monday evening.
The victim was identified as Mohammad Johnny, 22, a resident of Commissioner Road in Jurain and son of Lal Mia of Louhajung in Munshiganj district.
Johnny`s elder brother Mohammad Alamgir Hossain said a gang of 6/6 criminals, led by Shahid, 23, and Babu, 24, intercepted Johnny at Jurain Commissioner Road on his way home from his workplace in Sonargaon of Narayanganj district at 7pm.
The miscreants took him to a secluded place and snatched his gold chain from his neck.
As Johnny tried to resist them Shahid and Babu gouged his eyes with a sharp weapon and took away his cell phone and Tk 4,000 from him.
Hearing his scream locals rushed to the spot and rescued Johnny.
He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition and later shifted to Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Eye Hospital.
A case is being filed with Shyampur police. None arrested.