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Schoolboy murder accused killed in 'crossfire'

  • Published at 08:17 pm September 18th, 2016
Schoolboy murder accused killed in 'crossfire'

Officer-in-Charge of Damurhuda police station Abu Jihad told the Dhaka Tribune that a gang of miscreants opened fire on police when a patrol team reached Gobindahuda village around 2:30am, triggering a gunfight.

Later, police found Rakibul Islam, who was the prime suspected in Sajib killing case, in critical state and took him to Damurhuda Upzila Health Complex where on duty doctor declared him dead.

The body of Sajib, an eighth-grader of Chuadanga VJ Government High School, was recovered from a septic tank of a house in C&B area, Damurhuda upzila headquarters on August 31 after 32 days of his abduction.

In the early hours of that day, members of the RAB conducted a drive at the house of Rafikul Islam, former member of Alukadia union parishad, and recovered the decomposed remains of Sajib from the septic tank.

Abdul Halim, uncle of Sajib, then said a group of miscreants abducted him on July 29 when he went to visit an agriculture fair in Damurhuda upazila. The abductors also demanded Tk20 lakh from the family as ransom for his release the following day.

Manir Ahmed, captain of RAB 6 of Jhenidah, said although the family agreed to pay the ransom money, the abductors killed the boy within two days of his abduction and concealed the body inside the septic tank of the house.