JL leader murder suspect killed in ‘gunfight’ 

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 11:19, Jun 27,2020 | Updated: 01:07, Jun 28,2020


A murder case accused was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Satkania upazila Chattogram early Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Md Sohel, 32, son of Md Ali, of Adarshapara of Bardona area in Satkania upazila.

Earlier on June 22, Juba League activist Mosaddekur Rahman and his younger brother Faisal were stabbed allegedly by Sohel after they protested against Sohel’s drug business in Bardona area of the upazila.

Later, Mosaddekur succumbed to his injuries at Chattogram Medical College Hospital.

Satkania police station officer-in-charge Sofiul Kabir said that after arresting Sohel they took him to Kotowal Dighirpar in Gazirpara area where Mosaddekur was murdered.

They took Sohel there to recover the knife which was used in the killing.

When police reached the spot, miscreants who were taking drugs and gambling there opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate, triggering the gunfight, said the OC. He said that Sohel suffered bullet injuries during the gunfight and died on the spot while his cohorts managed to flee the spot.

Police recovered a light gun, alcohol and 65 Yaba pills from the spot.

The OC said that Sohel was accused in two cases.

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