An accused of a rape case has been killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in New Fisher Ghat area in Cox’s Bazar.
The deceased is Mohammad Selim, 22, son of Mohammad Yunus of Mogchitapara. He was accused of raping a three-year-old girl on August 23.
Cox’s Bazar RAB 7 Company Commander Major Ruhul Amin said: “Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a drive in the area to arrest Selim Monday night.”
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire at the elite force.
In retaliation, RAB fired back that left Selim dead.
The RAB official said two firearms were recovered from the spot.