At least two crimes suspects were killed in separate gunfights with the members of law enforcement agencies in Satkhira and Barguna early Saturday.
The Satkhira victim was killed in a gunfight with the police while he was in police custody and
the Barguna suspect was killed in a gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion, police and the RAB officials said.
New Age Correspondent in Satkhira reported that suspected ringleader of a motorcycle thieving gang, Rezaul Islam, 42, of Badoghata of Shyamnagar in the district was killed in a gunfight with the police near Khanpur Bazaar of the upazila early Saturday.
Satkhira district police special branch inspector Azam Khan said the Pallabi police in Dhaka arrested Rezaul, accused in several cases, from his hideout in Dhaka on Thursday night and the Shyamnagar police brought him to Satkhira on Friday morning.
He said that the police, as per his information, also arrested three members of his gang – Shamim, Shahjahan and Sahidul and seized a motorcycle from them.
The police officer said that Rezaul was killed in a gunfight between Rezaul’s cohorts and the police near Khanpur Bazaar as the suspected miscreants opened fire on police and police also retaliated by firing.
He said that the police seized a firearm and a bullet from the spot.
In Barguna, Kajol, a suspected member of robber gang ‘Jahangir Bahini’, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the RAB-8 at a char of the River Baleshwar of Patharghata upazila around 5:30am, reported United News of Bangladesh.
RAB-8 members were locked in the ‘gunfight’ when the law enforcers challenged a trawler in the river from where the suspected robbers opened fire on them forcing them to retaliate by firing.
RAB officials said that they seized three firearms, three machetes, 31 bullets and 17 empty cartridges from the spot.
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