The incidents of dacoity have allegedly risen in different areas of Kalia Upazila under Narail district recently.
Panic gripped the people of the areas, especially Baka of Salamabad Union Parisad, as four to five such incidents were reported in a couple of days.
On January 25, a gang of 12-15 bandits entered the house of Abbas Uddin Sikdar (Palash) in Baka Village by breaking open the door around 2:30am. They held the family members hostage and looted Tk 90,000, three bharis of gold ornaments, three mobile phone sets and other valuables. They also beat the family members.
Locals alleged that burglary and docoity are taking place frequently in the areas. They also demanded more surveillance to tackle the situation.
A case was filed with Kalia Upazila in this connection.
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