A man suspected of committing Saturday’s Merul Badda murder was killed in a reported gunfight with the police’s Detective Branch (DB) near Badda’s Satarkul area in Dhaka early on Sunday.
The deceased, Nurul Islam Nura, was suspected of killing Abul Bashar Badsha, an alleged police source, on Saturday near a local fish market at Merul Badda.
While attempting to flee with a loaded pistol and bullets, Nura was caught by locals and handed over to the police.
Badsha’s wife Sheuly said Badsha spent a year in prison on narcotics charges when they lived in Tongi. After shifting to Badda, he worked at a sari shop and used to work as a source for Badda police station.
Sheuly alleged that Nura was a local drug dealer who was pressuring Badsha to get back into the business.
Badda police station officer-in-charge (OC) Kazi Wazed Ali denied knowledge of any informant named Badsha who had worked with his police station.
The OC said they have around 40-42 charges against Nura. But he could not specify the charges immediately.
The OC also said Nura was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment after he was detained. A DB team took him on a drive late at night.
Upon reaching Satarkul, the DB team was allegedly fired upon by Nura’s alleged associates. An allegedly stray bullet hit Nura who was taken back to DMCH, where doctors pronounced him dead.
DMCH police outpost Sub-Inspector Md Bachchu Mia said Nura’s body has been kept in the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.
The article was first published on banglatribune.com