Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- Allegations have surfaced that members of the SAFF Championship-winning Bangladesh women's football team have had their luggage broken into and money stolen at the Dhaka airport after their return from Nepal. Airport authorities said they are investigating the matter.

Footballer Shamsunnahar told several media outlets that money, including US dollars, worth around Tk 250,000 was stolen from her bag. The locks on the luggage of several other footballers were broken.

The team said the theft may have occurred at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, reports bdnews24.com.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is responsible for handling luggage at the airport.

"We have asked the relevant department to see whether there has been a...