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Prime accused killed in ‘gunfight’

Update : 08 Feb 2016, 07:42 PM

The prime accused in Keraniganj child murder case was killed in a “gunfight” with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members in Chitkhola area of Keraniganj in Dhaka.

The deceased is Motahar.

Jahangir Hossain Matabor, RAB-10 Commanding Officer said RAB had signaled two motorcycles to stop at a check post in Chitkhola at around 4am on Monday but they attempted to speed away.

He said the riders opened fire on the law enforcers in an attempt to flee.

In retaliation, RAB officials fired back that left Motahar bullet wounded while the rider of his motorcycle managed to flee the scene.

Later, he was declared dead when he was taken to the Mitford Hospital.

He said: “Two others riding on another motorcycle also managed to flee the scene. We became sure of Motahar’s identity from the ATM and national ID cards found in his pocket.”

Meanwhile, police recovered a pistol and seized the motorcycle carrying Motahar.

The body of Abdullah, 11, a class V student of Mugarchar Government Primary School and son of Md Badol Hossain, was recovered from a plastic drum at a house in Mugarchar area after four days of his abduction.

Abdullah was allegedly abducted on January 29 by his relatives Mehedi Hasan, Khorshed Alam, Al Amin Ahmed and Mitu Akhter, who are also the main suspects oin the case.

Mehedi, in primary interrogation, confessed that he along with his father Motahar was involved in the abduction and murder of the boy. 

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