Two young men, accused in a schoolboy abduction and murder case, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at village Paharpur of Mirpur upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as NayemIslam, 27, son of Jahurul Islam and Joyar Ali, 28, son of Akkas Ali of Malitha para in Chitliaunion.
Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur police station, said police arrested Nayem and Joyaron Monday in connection with the abduction of Deb Dutta, 9, son of Pabitra Dutta, and a Class III student of ChitliaPrimary School.
Based on information provided by the duo, the police recovered Deb’s body from under the ground beside a toilet of Nayem’s house around 2:00pm on Monday.
Later at night, police conducted a drive in the village along with the duo to arrest other criminals.
When the team reached the village, their cohorts opened on law enforcers.
Law enforcers retaliated, triggering a gunfight between them, police said.
The murder accused sustained bullet wounds when they tried to flee the scene during the ‘gunfight’. They were taken to Mirpur Hospital where doctors declared them dead.