DB Inspector Jahangir alias Jalal Uddin died of brain damage in Square Hospital around 2am on Tuesday.
The autopsy was conducted at Dhaka Medical College (DMC). Jahangir’s brain was damaged due to a bullet wound that hit the left side of his brain. Another bullet was also recovered from his body, said the Head of the Forensic Department Dr Sohel Mahmud.
Jahangir a DB inspector of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) was shot in the head during a gunfight early Tuesday.
DMP’s Deputy Commissioner (DC) (Mirpur Zone) Masud Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune: “Acting on a tip-off, a DB team conducted a drive at a three-storey building near Alimuddin School in Modhyo Pirerbag around 12:30am.
“A group of miscreants opened fire on the DB team, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Shahadat Hossain, when they tried to raid the building. In retaliation, the DB officials fired back.”
He said critically injured Jahangir was admitted to Square Hospital around 1am. Later, he died at the hospital around 2 am.
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“Hearing the news, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and other high officials went to the spot and also visited Square Hospital,” DC Masud further added.
DB sources said the drive was conducted to recover the stolen arms of two police sergeants, which were lost from Mirpur a month back.
The members of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) went to the spot after hearing about the gunfight and detained four people from the building.
Jahangir, of Jhenaidah, joined the police department as a constable in 1989 and was shifted to DB two months ago after being promoted.
This report was first published on banglatribune.com