A college student murder accused was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Harinarayanpur Beribadh area of Kushtia sadar upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Enamul Haque, 26, son of Golam Mostafa of Shibpur area.
Ratan Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Islamic University police station, said that police recovered the body of Sagar, a second year student of Khater Ali College, son of Pradip Kumar Saha of the area, from an abandoned septic tank adjacent to the house of Enamul on August 19, three days after he went missing.
Later, police arrested Enamul in connection with the murder.
Enamul made a confession to police and mentioned the name of his associate Shipon.
Police along with Enamul conducted a drive in Shibpur area to arrest Shipon at about 4:00am.
Sensing presence of police, Enamul’s associate opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, leaving Enamul injuried.
Later, the injured was taken to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a foreign pistol, cartridge, two rounds of bullets, three bullet shells and two machetes from the spot.
Three police men were also injured in the gunfight, the OC added.
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