Khulna: Unknown gunmen shot dead a businessman when he was heading home to Fultola Upazila in Khulna region of Bangladesh with his wife on a motorcycle, media reports said.
The man’s wife, injured in the incident, has been admitted to the hospital,bdnews24 reported.
The businessman was identified as Khandaker Rakibul Islam.
He ran a wood business shop and held the post of sports secretary in the Fultola Bazar Banik Kalyan Society, reported the news portal.
Rakibul visited the neighbourhood of Dattagati in Abhoynagar with his newly wedded wife on Thursday evening, Iliyas Talukdar, chief of Fultola Police Station, told bdnews24.
Piyari, 27, who was a pillion passenger on her husband’s motorcycle, suffered gunshots to her hand and back as she tried to save him from a hail of bullets by the assailants, according to the police.