One of the militants killed in Dhaka’s Nakhalpara raid has been identified as Chittagong resident Nafis Ul Islam.
Confirming the matter, Detective Branch Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) AAM Humayun Kabir said Nafis was an eighth grader at Kazim Ali School and College in the city and he had gone missing October last year.
Nafis’s father Nazrul Islam has identified his son’s body at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue on Friday afternoon, confirmed Maj Raisul Azam, deputy director of legal and media wing of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
Earlier, on Thursday RAB released two photos of the suspected militants, who were killed in the militant’s hideout at West Nakhalpara on January 12.
Later, Nafis was identified when CMP's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit showed the pictures to his family members.
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ADC Humayun said: “We showed the pictures to Nafis’s family and they identified him.
“Nafis was, however, listed as Abdullah in the list of the militants.”
According to police, Nafis stayed with his family in a house near Chittagong College. He left his house on October 6, 2017 and was missing since then.
Later, his father Nazrul Islam filed a general diary at Chawkbazar police station.
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Earlier on January 15, another militant was identified as Comilla resident Mezba Uddin.
Acting on a tip-off, RAB conducted an operation at Ruby Villa in Dhaka’s Nakhalpara on January 12. The three JMB militants who had occupied one of the flats in the building had opened fire and hurled bombs targeting the members of the elite force.
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In retaliation, RAB officials returned fire. The suspected militants were killed during the gunfire exchange.
RAB also recovered suicide vests, IEDs, and explosive material from the hideout.