Thakurgaon, Aug 29 (UNB) - Miscreants looted valuables including gold ornaments, Tk 2 lakh in cash, plus a number of mobile phones from a traffic sergeant's house on Wednesday night in Kanikshalgaon village of Sadar upazila.
Family sources said Traffic Sergeant Shahadat Hossain's house was looted after his family was fed food mixed with sleep-inducing sedatives.
Six members of the family have been hospitalized.
Shahadat Hossain said everyone in the family felt sleepy after eating their lunch on Wednesday. They slept eventually after eating dinner at 9 pm. “I woke up in the morning and found that the house was looted,” he added.
Ruhiya police visited the spot on Thursday morning.
Ruhiya Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar confirmed the incident and said, "I received the news and visited the spot."
The matter is being investigated.
It may be mentioned that previously, the Ruhiya area homes of UP member Abdul Aziz, clothes merchant Abul Hossain, and mobile phone services entrepreneur Munir Hossain were looted in the same way, by inducing the residents to sleep.