Three killed in ‘gunfights’

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 11:30, Feb 22,2019 | Updated: 14:15, Feb 22,2019


Two suspected drug peddlers and an alleged robber were killed in reported gunfights in Mymensingh, Khulna and Cumilla on early Friday.

In Mymensingh, Abdur Rashid,50, a listed drug trader, was killed in a gunfight between police and his cohorts at Trishal bus stand in the town.

Officer-in-charge of district DB police Shah Kamal Akand said tipped of that a group of drug traders would gather in the area, a team of DB police conducted a drive.

Sensing their presence, the drug traders opened fire on the police members, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, leaving Rashid injured.

Doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital.

One pipe gun and 100 grams of heroin were recovered from the spot.

Two police were also injured during the gunfight, he added.

In Khulna, Masud Kamal Rana, 35, a suspected drug peddler and son of Abdul Haq, was killed in a gunfight between police and his cohorts in Nirala area in the city.

Deputy police commissioner Maniruzzaman Mithu said that when a patrol team of police chased a group of drug traders in the area around 4:00am they opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.

Masud, who sustained injuries during the gunfight, was declared dead when he was taken to Khulna Medical College and Hospital, he said.

One pipe gun, a sharp weapon and 200 Yaba tablets were seized from the spot.

In Cumilla, an alleged robber named Md Al-Amin was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Darikandi area in Titas upazila on early Friday.

Al-Amin was son of Mainuddin of Noyagaon village in the upazila.

Police said they arrested Al-Amin on Thursday afternoon along with Tk 15 lakh looted money after a case was filed alleging that a gang of robbers, including Al-Amin, looted Tk 58 lakh from five bkash agents intercepting their rickshaw in the area in the morning.

After gleaning information from him, a team of Titas police and DB police jointly conducted a drive at the place with Al-Amin at around 3:45am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, a group of robbers tried to snatch Al-Amin from police and opened fire on them, forcing police to retaliate.

Investigation officer of the case and DB police sub inspector Shahidul Islam said that Al-Amin sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight and doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital.

Police seized an LG and a revolver from the spot, the SI added.

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