A 78-year-old man was reportedly killed by robbers at his residence in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar.
According to Mansur Ahmed's son Sarwar Ahmed, his father was found in a pool of blood with his hands and legs tied inside his home on the second floor of his six-storey building in Khaje Dewan Road Thursday midnight.
Mansur was whisked off to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Earlier, at 9pm, Sarwar and other members of Mansur's family went to a wedding ceremony, but the 78-year-old stayed home because he was not feeling well.
Returning home at midnight, Sarwar and others found the door to Mansur's flat locked. As they broke open the door only to find a bloodied Mansur on the floor.
Sarwar said the robbers injected his father with some drug before looting the house, and he later died from a serious injury to the head.
"Everything was ransacked; all the cash and gold stored in the house were looted," he said but could not provide the exact amount.
"We are investigating the incident and the body has been kept at a hospital morgue for autopsy," Abdul Qayum, officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Police Station, said.