Muggers snatched away Tk 8.5 lakh from a businessman after spraying pepper power at Chelopara in Bogura district town on Saturday.
Foysal Mahmud, additional superintendent of Bogura Sadar Circle, said Mohamamd Rafi, 35, a businessman dealing in machineries, along with Tk 8.5 lakh was heading towards the district town from Sariakandi upazila in the morning.
When he reached the area, a group of muggers swooped on him while he got down from a CNG run auto-rickshaw in the area.
Later, they sprayed pepper power on his eyes and looted the bag containing money from the victim and managed to flee the spot.
The victim also fell sick following the incident.
On information, police went to the spot and arrested a young man suspecting his involvement in the incident.
Source: United News of Bangladesh