The prime accused in a police official murder case has been killed in a “gunfight” with police in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district.
The deceased is Rubel Hossain, 25, son of Edris Ali of Baghail village. He was the prime accused in the Pakshi police outpost ASI Suja Ul Islam Suja murder case.
Ishwardi OC Biman Kumar Das said: “He was the prime accused in ASI Suja murder case. We detained him from Baghail village around 11pm on Tuesday.
“We took him along with us and conducted a drive in Poddar Chor area to arrest another accused Ibra Hossain.”
The OC said his associates opened fire targeting the police when they reached the area around 3am on Wednesday.
In retaliation, police fired back that gave bullet injuries to Rubel. Later, he died when taken to Ishwardi Health Complex.
Meanwhile, police recovered a a foreign made pistol, two rounds of bullets from the spot.
ASI Sujaul Islam, 35, was found dead on October 5, 2015.