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Murder accused killed in Chittagong ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 10:48 am April 9th, 2019
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Two policemen were also injured in the incident

An accused in a murder case has been killed in a “gunfight” with police in Kolpolok area under Bakalia police station of Chittagong.

The deceased is Saiful Islam, 28.  

Pranab Kumar Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Bakalia police station, said two accused in a murder case—Saiful and Zia Uddin—were arrested in Fatikchhari upazila on Monday. night.

He said: "During interrogation, Saiful confessed to killing Lokman Hossain. Later, we took the accused with us and conducted a drive in Kolpolok area to recover arms. 

“Their associates opened fire at us when we reached the spot. In retaliation, we fired back. 

The OC said Saiful was injured in the “gunfight.”

Saiful was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Two policemen were also injured in the incident, OC Pranab said.