Our Lakshmipur correspondent said a robber was killed and four policemen injured during a ‘gunfight’ between a robber gang and police a Bibirhat in Ramgati upazila in the morning.
The deceased was Mizanur Rahman, son of Abdus Salam, a resident of Jiarchar in the upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Ramgati police station M Iqbal Hossain said a gang of robbers was taking preparation to commit robbery at Bibirhat. Being informed, a team of police conducted a drive there to arrest the robbers.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire at the law enforcers.
In retaliation, police also fired back which triggered a gunfight, leaving Mizanur dead on the spot around 4:30am.
Four police personnel of Ramgati police station – sub-inspector Humayan Kabir, constables Musa Miah, Alamgir Hossain and Nur Uddin – were also injured in the incident.
They were whisked off to Ramgati Upazila Health Complex while the body of Mizanur was sent to the morgue for autopsy.
Police also recovered one LG, two rounds of bullets and three machetes from the spot.
Mizanur was wanted in several cases, the OC added.
A leader of BNP’ youth wing Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Birulia in Savar upazila on the outskirts of the capital, said our correspondent.
The deceased was Shah-Alam Nayan, 44, organising secretary of Savar municipality unit of Jubo Dal.
Mahabubur Rahman, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police of Savar Model Police Station said two sub-inspectors of the police station arrested Nayan from his Mohammadpur residence in the capital.
Later, the police team went to Birulia with Nayan to recover arms early hours on Saturday.
When they went near Krishibid Nursery, the associates of Nayan swooped on the law enforcers and opened fire on them.
In retaliation, police also opened fire on the miscreants when Nayan received bullet injuries.
Later, he was whisked off to Savar Upazila Health Complex where a doctor declared him dead.
A case was filed with Savar Model Police Station in connection with the incident.
The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for autopsy.
Nayan was wanted in 14 cases filed with the police station including for arson attacks on public transports, carrying out subversive activities, murder and abduction.
Our Bhola correspondent said a fisherman was killed and six others sustained bullet injuries as a gang or pirates attacked them at Berirchar on the Meghna River in Monpura upazila.
The deceased was Kamal Majhi, 35, a resident of the upazila.
Quoting the injured fishermen, officer-in-charge of Monpura police station Mofazzel Hossain said the seven fishermen were catching fish at Berirchar on Meghna River in the early hours.
At one stage, a gang of pirates went there by a trawler and swooped on the fishermen.
The pirates opened fire at the fishermen around 5am, leaving Kamal Majhi dead on the spot and six others injured.