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8 killed in ‘gunfights’ in four days

  • Published at 01:16 am June 8th, 2019
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Police also recovered three guns and eight rounds of bullets from the spot

At least eight suspected criminals were killed in reported gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies across the country in the last four days.

In Cox’s Bazar, three suspected criminals of the Rohingya community were killed in a reported gunfight with police near the Leda Rohingya camp in the Teknaf upazila on Friday.

The deceased Shamsul Alam, 35, and Nur Alam, 21 were from Ukhiya’s Thaingkhali camp while Habib, 20, was from Teknaf’s Leda camp, said Prodip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf police station.

Police also recovered three guns and eight rounds of bullets from the spot.

Three police constables—Saikat Barua, Arshedul, and Sekandar—were injured in the incident.

In Comilla, a suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with BGB members at Ghilatoli in the  Adarsha Sadar Upazila on Friday. 

The deceased was identified as Helal Uddin, son of Sundar Ali of Bajgadda of the upazila, said Lt Col Abu Mohammad Mahiuddin, commanding officer of BGB 10.

BGB also recovered 3,000 yaba pills from his possession.

In Thakurgaon, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in the Bangabandhu market area in Fakirganj on Thursday.

The deceased Monirul Islam Babul, son of late Maidul Islam, was from the Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district, said Dinajpur-42 BGB Commander Lt Col Gazi Nahiduzzaman. 

In Gazipur, a suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with a RAB patrol team in Tongi’s Nodi Bondor area on Tuesday.

There were a total of 17 drug cases against deceased Ismail Hossain, 40 with several police stations, said Additional Superintendent of RAB Kamruzzaman. 

Two RAB members also sustained injuries in this incident.

In Chittagong, two suspected robbers were killed during an alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday.

The alleged gunfight ensued when they were robbing the people of a Dhaka-bound private car in the Chhoto Kumira area under the Sitakunda upazila, said Masuqur Rahman, assistant director (media) of RAB 7.

Three firearms and 31 rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot, he added. 


Our correspondents Anwar Hussain, Chittagong, Raihanul Islam Akand, Gazipur, Zakir Mostafiz Milu, Thakurgaon, Abdul Aziz, Cox’s Bazar, and Masud Alam, Comilla contributed to the story

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