Narayanganj, Oct 23 (UNB) – A police constable was shot and injured by a miscreant at a check-post at Pagla Munshikhola in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Sohel Rana, 21, a constable of the district police lines.
SM Manjur Quader, officer-in-charge of Fatullah Model Police Station, said Sohel along with another constable intercepted a Narayanganj-bound ‘Borak Paribahan’ bus from Dhaka at the check-post set up in the area at noon for regular checking.
Sohel tried to search a young passenger on suspension but he opened a firearm and tried to shoot the policeman, leading to a scuffle between them.
At one stage, the miscreant shot Sohel in the foot and managed to flee from the bus after jumping out through a window.
Sohel was at first taken to Narayanganj 300-bed hospital where doctors referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.