At least three, including a suspected child rapist, were killed in ‘gunfights’ in Comilla and Chapainawabganj early Friday and Thursday night.
In Comilla, two suspected robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the police at Loharpool Bridge in Palpara area of Sadar upazila early Friday.
The deceased were Arifuzzaman Emon, from Bhatpara area of Sadar upazila, and Jahangir of Araiwara area.
Kotwali model police station and district intelligence police conducted joint operations in the area. The robbers opened fire at the team sensing their presence. For self-defence, the police retaliated, said police sources.
Three police personnel and two robbers were injured at the time. They were rescued and taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared two robbers dead.
The police recovered an LG gun, five cartridges and sharp weapons from the spot.
Pirmal Das, sub-inspector of the DB police, confirmed the matter and said that the deceased robbers were accused in three to five criminal cases.
UNB reports, the prime suspect for the killing of a seven-year-old girl after rape was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with the Detective Branch of police in Harishpur Natunpara area in Chapainawabganj on Thursday night.
The deceased was Tariqul alias Saddam, 38, son of Noman of Charbagdanga in the upazila.
Tipped off that Tariqul was fleeing to India through Bakchar border, a DB team arrested him from the area around 6:00pm, said Fazal-e-Khuda, additional superintendent of police.
The detectives took him to Harishpur Natunpara area around 7:30pm to arrest two other accused, he said.
As soon as they reached the area, Tariqul’s associates opened fire on police forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight, the additional SP said.
Police found Tariqul lying on the ground with bullet wounds and took him to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 9:00pm, he said, adding that a pistol, five bullets and a magazine were recovered from the spot.
On Monday, Rima, daughter of Ruhul Amin of the village, went missing and she was found dead in a bamboo cluster at Manik Hajirtola village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
Police said she was killed after rape.
Quoting the victim’s family, he said Rima went missing after she went out of their house on Monday afternoon for play. Later, victim’s family lodged a general diary in this regard.
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