Jewellers in Bhaluka close shops in protest against robbery
All jewellery shops at Bhaluka in Mymensingh were closed on Thursday as the gold traders in the upazila expressed solidarity to a fellow trader sustained bullet injury and affected by armed robbery.
The robbery took place at Prodip Jewellers adjacent to bus stand point of Bhaluka-Gafargaon highway Wednesday night.
Robbers took away 50 bohria's of gold and shot its owner in his leg.
In protest against the incident, all gold traders kept shut their business establishments.
Prashanta Kumar Saha Babu, general secretary of Bhaluka unit of Bangladesh Jeweller's Association (BAJUS), said “Panic is prevailing among the jewellery shop owners after the incident. In addition, our businessman friend is undergoing treatment at after sustaining bullet injuries. As a result, all shops of the upazila are kept shut today, expressing sympathy to the incident. We believe that law enforcers would be able to arrest the robbers soon.”