A five-year-old boy who was on the lap of his mother fell down on road and died as muggers were trying to snatch a hand bag from his mother at Doyaganj in Suptrapur area of the city on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Arafat, son of Shah Alam and Aklima Begum, hailing from Shariatpur town.
Quoting family, police said Aklima along with Arafat was heading towards Shanir Akhra riding on a rickshaw in the early hours of Monday.
When they reached Doyaganj around 7:00 am, a group of muggers intercepted the rickshaw and yanked away the hand bag of Aklima.
While protesting the mugging attempt, Arafat fell down on road from his mother’s lap and sustained serious injuries.
He was then whisked off to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead, said Bachchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.
Earlier this morning, Shah Alam along with family members reached Dhaka by launch from Shariatpur.
Alam sent his wife along with Arafat to a relative house in Shanir Akhra and he moved to the DMCH with his ailing son Alamin, 2.