BCL leader murder accused killed in Noakhali ‘gunfight’

United News of Bangladesh. Noakhali | Published: 11:09, Mar 03,2020 | Updated: 11:12, Mar 03,2020


An accused in Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Rakib Hossain murder case was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Amanullahpur village in Begumganj upazila early Tuesday.

The deceased was Nazrul Islam alias Kana Nazrul, 26, of Abhirampur village. He was the second-in-command of Islami Chhatra Shibir’s Pias Bahini, police said.

Harun-ur-Rashid Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Begumganj police station, said that the thana and Detective Branch of police jointly raided Jonokollyan High School field around 3:45am. Members of Pias Bahini locked in a gunfight with them.

Nazrul sustained gunshot wounds during the skirmish and was arrested at the spot. Police took him to Noakhali General Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead, said the OC.

A foreign-made pistol, sharp weapons, and five empty cartridges were recovered from the spot.

There were several cases filed against Nazrul including Rakib murder, the police officer said.

On Sunday night, Shibir activists allegedly attacked BCL leaders in Amanullahpur Bazar area leaving five including Rakib severely injured. 

Rakib died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday noon. His mother Shirin Akhter filed a case with Begumganj police station naming 25 people.

Police arrested four Shibir activists and produced them before the court on Monday noon, the OC said, adding that they were trying to arrest the other accused. 

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