Singair police station Sub-Inspector Al Mamun and two cattle lifters sustained injuries in the incident
A cattle lifter has died while two others injured in a series of incidents when police attempted to chase and detain them at Singair upazila in Manikganj.
The deceased is Babul Mandal, 40, a resident of Sultanpur village in Harirampur upazila.
Singair police station Sub-Inspector Al Mamun got injured in the incident and was admitted to Singair Upazila Health Complex.
Khandaker Imam Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station, said: "A group of six cattle lifters stole an ox and a cow from two houses at Gokulnagar under Sadar upazila early Saturday and tried to flee the spot in a pick-up van.
"On information, a police team, led by SI Al Mamun, took position at Singair bus stand area and signaled the pick-up van to stop."
"Seeing law enforcers, the cattle lifters speed up the gateway vehicle in a bid to break through the police barricade. However, SI Al Mamun continued to chase them on foot and managed to get on the vehicle when he got beat up by the thieves," the OC continued.
"At one stage during the chase, police officials fired 10 shots at the lifters. Babul Mandal got injured and died on the spot while attempting to jump from the vehicle," claimed the OC.
"One of the lifters Milon Dewan, 30, a resident of Madhabpur village in Singair, sustained bullet-wounds."
Milon was sent to Dhaka for better treatment under police custody and another lifter, who could not be identified immediately, was undergoing treatment at the Manikganj 250-bed District Hospital, said the OC.
The body of Babul was sent to the same hospital morgue for autopsy. Police rescued the stolen cattle and seized the pick-up van. A case filing in this regard is under process, the OC added.