A Chinese national was murdered on Wednesday at Sadar upazila in Pirojpur district on Wednesday evening.
The 58-year-old Lao Fung, a technician and sub-contractor of the 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, was stabbed by muggers when he was going to the bridge construction site with workers’ salaries of Tk 2.50 lakh.
He came under attack of the assailants at about 6:30pm at the project area in village Kumirmara under Pirojpur Sadar upazila when he was going to the project area riding on a bicycle with the money.
The muggers who might have following him from his residence stabbed him and fled with a bag containing the money.
Critically injured Lao Fung was rushed to Pirojpur District Hospital where he died at the the Emergency Department at night.
Dr Nizam Uddin, Resident Medical Officer of the Pirojpur District Hospital, said Lao Fung died of excessive bleeding due to a deep injury from stabbing on the right side of his chest.
Receiving information about the murder of a Chinese citizen, Barishal RAB-8 CEO Atiqa Islam and Barishal Range Police’s Additional DIG Ehsan Ullah arrived at the place of occurrence.
Pirojpur’s Additional Police Super (Crime and Admn) Molla Azad Hossain said police recovered some money, a knife and a bi-cycle from the place where the incident had happened.
“We’re trying to identify the killer and arrest him,” he asserted.
Nurul Islam Badal, OC of Pirojpur Sadar Police Station, said two have been brought at the police station custody for questioning in connection with the incident.
Masud Mahmud Sumon, executive engineer of Pirojpur highway, said Lao Fung was murdered when he was going to pay the salaries of workers at the labour shed of the underconstuion bridge site from his residence.